Kashmir calm after Kasab hanging

Srinagar, Nov 21: The hanging of Ajmal Kasab, the lone Pakistani terrorist caught during the Mumbai terror attack, did not produce any adverse reaction in the Kashmir Valley Wednesday.

Separatist leaders did not wish to comment on the hanging in Pune.

The rhythms of ordinary life continued in the summer capital Srinagar. Other towns in the valley were also peaceful even as the news of Kasab’s hanging was widely broadcast and telecast.

Although some young men attempted to forcibly shut markets in the Maisuma area of Srinagar, their efforts yielded nothing.

Transport, educational institutions, businesses and government offices functioned as usual. Banks and post offices saw normal business.

Most separatist leaders, including Syed Ali Geelani, chose not to comment on the development.

IANS