Srinagar, Feb 09(KNB):The state of Jammu and Kashmir remains shut on Saturday observing the sixth death anniversary of Afzal Guru who was hanged and burried in Delhi’s Tihar jail on this day in 2013.
The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik had called for compelete shutdown on Saturday in the Kashmir Valley and also reiterated their demand for handing over Afzal Guru’s mortal remains to the family.
Afzal Guru, was hanged and burried within the premises of Delhi’s Tihar jail in 2013 where he spent 12 years for his involvement in the Parliament attack case.
He is survived by his wife, Tabassum and 18-year old son, Ghalib, who live in Tarzoo village near north Kashmir’s Sopore town.
All shops ,businesses establishments, and public transportations remained closed while streets remained empty in Srinagar and other major cities and towns of the valley.
Authorities made heavy deployments of police and paramilitary forces at law and order sensitive places in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla.
Moreover, authorities placed Mirwaiz Umer Farooq under house arrest on Friday at his residence on the outskirts of Srinagar.
Meanwhile, a condolence meet was held at the residence of Guru in Jageer Ghat village in which several pro-freedom leaders also participated.(KNB)