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Amid shutdown, protest, Kashmir observes Afzal Guru's death anniversary

By Ians English

Srinagar, Feb 9: Heavy deployment of security forces was made in Srinagar on Thursday as Kashmir observed the fourth death anniversary of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, a police official said.

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

Afzal Guru

Separatists have called for a valley-wide shutdown to protest against Afzal's hanging and press for the return of his remains to the family.

Afzal belonged to north Kashmir's Du Aabgah village situated on the outskirts of Sopore town.

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

Sopore town was sealed by the security forces.


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