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Heavy security as Kashmir observes Afzal Guru’s death anniversary

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.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2017 11:20 IST
Afzal Guru was hanged in Tihar Jail on February 9 in 2013 for the 2001 terror attack on Parliament in which 14 people were killed.
Afzal Guru was hanged in Tihar Jail on February 9 in 2013 for the 2001 terror attack on Parliament in which 14 people were killed.(PTI photo)

Heavy deployment of security forces was witnessed 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.

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.

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

He was hanged in Tihar Jail on February 9 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.