Life returned to normal in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Wednesday after the authorities lifted the curfew imposed after the killing of three civilians in army firing on locals protesting the alleged molestation of a school girl last week.
All shops and other business establishments opened after a week of curfew, protests and clashes in Handwara and Kupwara towns.
People were seen rushing towards markets to buy ration and other essentials.
All educational institutions also opened in the major towns of the district while public transport plied normally.
Five civilians were killed in army and police action on protesters.