Kashmir shuts on Afzal Guru’s hanging anniversary

09 Feb, 2018 12:41 pm

SRINAGAR (92 News) – Complete shutdown is being observed on Tuesday on the martyrdom anniversary of prominent Kashmiri leader Muhammad Afzal Guru in Indian-held Kashmir.

The Hurriyet leadership has also called for peaceful protests after Friday prayers to press the demand for the return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to occupied Kashmir.

The puppet authorities have put Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik under house arrest or in detention to prevent them from leading anti-India demonstrations.

Life remained paralyzed across Kashmir valley due to a shutdown called on the third death anniversary of Afzal Guru and restrictions imposed by the authorities in parts of Srinagar city to thwart protests.

All shops and other business establishments remained closed in Srinagar and other parts of the valley while public transport remained off the roads.

Attendance in government offices, banks and other offices also remained thin, while curfew-like restrictions have been clamped in different areas.

Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged on the February, 9 2013 in Delhi’s Tihar Jail in a fake case of attack on Indian parliament.



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