Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Geelani demands return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat

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Curfew like restrictions were imposed in Srinagar and other parts of Valley.

Afzal was hanged inside the Tihar Jail in Delhi on February 9, 2013, for his role the in 2001 attack. Separatists had called for strike on Friday to press their demand for the return of Afzal's mortal remains to his family.

The normal life in Kashmir valley was affected on Friday due to the strike call given by Joint Resistance Leadership to commemorate the fifth death anniversary of parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru.

"Restrictions have also been imposed the Sopore town (Guru's native town) to thwart any attempts at distrubing law and order there", the officials said.

Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) based United Jihad Council (UJC), an umbrella of various militant groups operating in Kashmir, had supported the protest shutdown. Train services between north Kashmir's Baramulla town and Bannihal town in the Jammu region have been suspended as a precautionary measure.

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ISLAMABAD:Illegally detained Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, in Indian occupied Kashmir, has said that gallows, life imprisonments, curfews and arrests can not break the will of the Kashmiri people and their sentiment for freedom.

Despite strict restrictions, protesters managed to reach the residence of Guru in Sopore to offer their condolences and register their protest.

The security has been increased amid the possibilities of an attack by Jaish-e-Mohammad, a banned terrorist organisation set up Masood Azhar in 2000 after he was released by the Atal Bihar Vajpayee government, to mark the death anniversaries of Guru and Bhat.

A protest rally was also taken out there in which Hurriyat activists shouted slogans.

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