Srinagar, February 09 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, complete shutdown is being observed in Srinagar, Sopore and other areas, today, to mark the martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri son of the soil, Muhammad Afzal Guru.
Call for the shutdown has been given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front.
Despite Indian military, police and Modi regime’s threats, shops and business establishments remain closed while movement of traffic is thin in down town area of Srinagar city, Doabgah Sopore and at other places. 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 to accord them a decent burial.
India had sent Muhammad Afzal Guru to the gallows in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on this day in 2013 and hanged Muhammad Maqbool Butt in the same jail on February 11 in 1984 for their leading role in the Kashmir freedom movement. Their bodies remain buried in the premises of the jail.
The occupation authorities deployed Indian troops and police personnel in strength across the occupied territory, today, to prevent people from holding protest demonstrations against the hanging of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Butt and continued Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory.