Kashmir shuts on Afzal Guru's death anniversary

Why is J&K on high alert

APHC condemns imposition of restrictions in downtown Srinagar

Security forces are on a high alert in Jammu and Kashmir's on the death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on February 9 and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) co-founder Maqbool Bhat on February 11. The JKLF will also pass a memorandum in every mosque across Kashmir demanding the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat.

It is to mention here that India had executed Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi's Tihar Jail on this day in 2013 while Muhammad Maqbool Butt was hanged in the same jail on 11th February in 1984.

"Restrictions have been imposed in some places to maintain law and order", a senior police official said.

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Clashes were also reported from Natipora area of uptown Srinagar after Friday congregational prayers. The shutdown has been called in by the separatist leaders Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik of Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL).

Similar action was taken against protesting groups of youth in Srinagar.

Contingents of police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear were deployed in the restriction imposed areas.

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It said 46 officers were killed by gunfire past year , down from 64 in 2016. 'Thank God for the bulletproof vest. Corley's brother spoke outside the hospital where he was taken to ask reporters and well wishers for prayers.

Train service has also been suspended Friday for "security reasons" in Kashmir valley.

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

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However normal life including business life remained affected in parts of Northern region of Kashmir on Friday on Hurriyat call.

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