Valley shuts on Afzal Guru’s death anniversary

Srinagar: Heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces was made here on Thursday as Kashmir observed the fourth death anniversary of Afzal Guru, a police official said.

Markets, public transport, coaching centres remained shut and very little private transport was seen across the valley.

Resistance camp has called for a valley-wide shutdown to protest against Guru’s hanging and press for the return of his remains to the family.

Afzal belonged to north Kashmir’s Doabgah village situated on the outskirts of Sopore town. 

He was secretly hanged and buried in Tihar Jail on this day in 2013 for the 2001 attack on Parliament in which 14 people including five attackers were killed.

Sopore town was sealed by the forces.

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