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In year 2016, Kashmir had witnessed lot of tragedies .After the killing of Militant commander Burhan Wani ,the valley of Kashmir saw an ugly death cycle and mass blinding .Since past five months we have almost seen continuous strikes , although now off late, the reprieve from strikes is announced by the separatist leadership for two days a week.
But, still from few weeks it looks eminently clear that protest calendar is losing its impact .With ground watchers staying that fatigue, massive economic losses, mass arrests, examinations all have contributed to make the protest calendar issued by the profreedom leadership less effective.
Pertinently, it was only after four months that Passenger vehicles plied in the city for the first time since the unrest began in Kashmir, which has signaled the return to normalcy.
Many areas are now witnessing plying of public transport normally and also in some pockets shops open. Massive private transport are also making streets filled with hustle and bustle. As a matter of fact, as soon as the Class 10 annual board examinations started and also class 12 , marking the first major educational activity in the Valley where schools were shut due to agitation and violence triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces , the hustle and bustle returned to streets.
On the other hand, the debate is on whether the protest calendar should be now continued .
Noted Advocate GN Shaheen in this regard on Facebook wrote – ” REVOLUTIONARY OR RESISTANCE MOVEMENTS are not lead by continuous strikes .Geelani sahab Malik sahab &Mirwaiz Sahab must call off the strike before it strangulates the movement& exhaust the people. 2016 is not end in itself. it is a successful phase of the movement full of achievements and fully loaded with the sacrifices. Listen the beat of heart. ”
Gulzar Ahmad, a commoner stated – “Yes now after many months of agitation and strict hartals we are seeing much increased traffic activity in many areas of Kashmir and also in some areas shops also open. Looks like heavy economic losses have had their impact on the commoners and that is the reason one is now witnessing increased activity of normal life in the pain hit Kashmir valley.”
Nevertheless, the current situation is hinting that after months of shutdown, bloodshed Kashmir valley is showing signs of normalcy .