IoK observes complete shutdown to mark martyrdom anniversary of Afzal Guru

12:40 PM | 9 Feb, 2019
IoK observes complete shutdown to mark martyrdom anniversary of Afzal Guru
LAHORE - In occupied Kashmir, a complete shutdown is being observed, on Saturday, to mark the sixth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru.

According to Radio Pakistan, the shutdown is aimed at pressing the demand for the return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and renowned Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to occupied Kashmir for a decent burial.

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The occupation authorities have detained Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and Muhammad Yasin Malik to prevent them from leading anti-India demonstrations on the occasion.

The authorities have also imposed restrictions in Doabgah, the native area of Muhammad Afzal Guru and different areas of Srinagar including Mahraj Gunj, Rainawari, Nowhatta, Safa Kadal, Khanyar and Maisuma to prevent any protest rally.

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In 2013, Indian authorities hanged Kashmiri leader Afzal Guru in New Delhi, and Muhammad Maqbool Butt on February 11, 1984, for their role in the Kashmir freedom movement. The Indian occupying forces continue to martyr Kashmiri youth in their act of ongoing state terrorism.