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Valley shuts on fifth hanging anniversary of Afzal Guru

Restrictions imposed in Srinagar areas


Srinagar, Feb 09 (KNS): A complete shutdown is being observed across the Valley to commemorate the fifth hanging anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged Guru was hanged inside New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 2013 after his conviction in 2001 Parliament attack case.
The JRL comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik had called for shutdown today to protest against Guru’s hanging.
However, the authorities have imposed restrictions in Srinagar areas falling under the jurisdiction of seven police stations in the district.
The restrictions have been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Rainawari, Safa Kadal, Maharaj Gunj, Nowhatta, Khanyar, Maisuma and Kral Khud.
The restrictions as per the officials have been imposed as precautionary measure.
Meanwhile, all the shops, petrol pumps and other business establishments are closed while the vehicular movement is also off the roads. (KNS)