Occupied Kashmir Shut down over martyrdom anniversary of Muhammad Afzal Guru

RINAGAR: A complete shutdown is being observed in occupied Kashmir today to mark the sixth martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader Muhammad Afzal Guru who was hanged by Indian authorities in 2013.


The call for the shutdown was given by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, according to Kashmir Media Service.

The leadership demands that the remains of Guru and another renowned Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt be returned from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail for a proper burial. The JRL has also called for a march towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday on the martyrdom anniversary of Butt.

Guru was hanged after a sham court found him guilty over his alleged role in the 2001 Parliament attack case in New Delhi.


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