ISLAMABAD - Protests turned into festivity across the country including the federal capital in the wee hours Monday when the news flashed on various TV channels that the government was going to restore pre-November 3 judiciary headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhary. People from a cross-section of society-lawyers, political workers and civil society activists-gathered outside the official residence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhary, in the judges' colony to mark the historic moment attained after a passage of over two years marked with struggle. The authorities relaxed the security as well after the charged marchers turned peaceful and started celebrations. The containers, barricades and police check-posts were removed after the news of the restoration of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry. Lawyers' community, political leadership along with workers and civil society activists reached the CJ residence to greet him. Meanwhile, the security of the deposed CJ's house was also beefed up by the law-enforcement agencies to handle any untoward situation. The police personnel who were deployed in the different areas of the Federal Capital to stop the long march participants were visibly relaxed at the announcement of the reinstatement of the Chief Justice by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani. Similarly, the checking on the check posts also got relaxed. Sources in police said that they were waiting for the speech of the premier to confirm the reinstatement of the deposed judiciary. Likewise, the containers were also removed from the roads which had blocked the road. The official residence of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry presented a scene of joy and festivity and his supporters reached there along with their families and kids. "Long Live Judiciary" and "Long Live Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry" were echoed in the calm and quiet locality of Margalla road.