Markets, public transport and businesses remained shut in Srinagar and all other major towns in the Valley. Few private vehicles plied on the roads.
Due to non-availability of public transport, attendance in banks and government offices was thin.
Afzal was hanged on February 9, 2013 for his role in the 2001 Parliament attack. He was buried inside the jail premises.
Police said they imposed restrictions in old city areas of Srinagar, the uptown area of Maisuma and in some north and south Kashmir areas.
Police and paramilitary personnel in riot gear were deployed in all areas.
Train services between north Kashmir's Baramulla town and Bannihal town in the Jammu region were suspended as a precaution.
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