SOPORE: A complete shutdown is being observed in the home town of Afzal Guru on his 5th death anniversary while all shops, business establishments remain shut and public transport is also off the roads.
In order to maintain law and order and foil possible anti-government protests, authorities have imposed strong restrictions in some parts of town the security personnel had also sealed entry points towards Afzal Guru’s home village Jageer ghat.
Guru was secretly hanged and buried in Delhi’s Tihar jail on February 09, 2013 for his role in 2001, militant attack on Parliament in which 14 people including five attackers were killed.
However to avert any law and order situation in Sopore district administration has imposed section 144 under section CRPC in sopore town.
As a precautionary measures authoritie have also suspended the Baramulla – Banihal train service for the day.
Meanwhile, condolence meet was held at the residence of Afzal Guru on his 5th death anniversary in Jageer ghat village of sopore, mourners including pro-freedom leaders made a beeline since Friday morning to the house where they demanded the return of mortal remains of Afzal Guru.
Pertinentl, the joint resistance leaders comprising Syed Ali shah Geelani, Mir waiz umar Farooq, and Yasin Malik have asked the people to observe complete shutdown on February 09 and February 11 and to hold protests and demand mortal remains of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat on their hanging anniversaries.