Srinagar: The government has decided to impose curfew-like restrictions in parts of Srinagar on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru on Thursday.
“Restrictions will be imposed in several areas especially in the old city,” Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Farooq Lone told Kashmir Reader.
The government forces laid barricades and stepped up vigil across the Valley to prevent protests on Afzal’s anniversary. Security was heightened at entry and exits points of the city.
The resistance camp has called for a shutdown February 9 and 11, against the death anniversaries of Guru and Maqbool Bhat.
Guru and Bhat were hanged in India’s Tihar Jail in 1984 and 2013 respectively. The pro-freedom parties have been seeking the mortal remains of the hanged Kashmiris be returned.
“Security measures are being taken to prevent people from joining any protests,” a security official said.