Complete shutdown in Occupied Kashmir on 7th martyrdom anniversary of Hurriyat leader Afzal Guru
SRINAGAR – Complete shutdown is being observed on Sunday to mark the 7th martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Muhammad Afzal Guru in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK).
According to the KMS, call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq-led Hurriyat forum, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front and other pro-freedom leaders and organizations.
Stringent measures have been taken in the name of security to prevent anti-India protests. A large number of personnel of Indian army, police and paramilitary forces have been deployed in all important places. All shops and business establishments are closed in Srinagar and other parts of the territory while traffic is off the road.
The leaders and organizations have also called for complete shutdown on Tuesday on the occasion of the martyrdom anniversary of another prominent liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt.
India had hanged Muhammad Afzal Guru link in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on 9th February, 2013 and Muhammad Maqbool Butt in the same jail on 11th February, 1984, for their role in Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail.