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High alert in Valley ahead of Afzal Guru death anniversary

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Srinagar, Feb 08: There has a been a high alert declared in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the death anniversaries of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru.

File photo of Afzal Guru

Intelligence reports state that several elements would try and create trouble ahead of the death anniversaries of Guru and Butt, which fall on February 9 and 11 respectively. Both separatists and terror groups would look to create trouble, the IB note states.

Meanwhile the Hurriyat has called for a complete shut down of the Valley on February 9 and 11. A statement read, " the struggle and sacrifices rendered by the great leader of Kashmiri freedom struggle Muhammad Maqbool Butt and son of Kashmir Muhammad Afzal Guru are glorious chapter of our resistance history. Indian not only hanged these Kashmiris at gallows but also has kept their mortal remains under its custody till now. The struggle, passion for freedom and sacrifices of these great Kashmiris will always remain a beacon light for Kashmiri Nation."

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Further a demand to return the mortal remains of Afzal Guru and Butt would be made.

The Hurriyat says that the mortal remains be returned to their mother land for proper burial. A memorandum to this effect would also be sent to the UN.

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