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Separatist shutdown paralyses life in Kashmir Valley

IANS  |  Srinagar 

A separatist-called shutdown con Saturday in the Valley to mark the sixth death anniversary of Parliament-attack mastermind Guru, has paralysed life across the region.

Guru was executed in on this day in 2013.

While calling for the shutdown, the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has reiterated their demand for handing over Guru's mortal remains to the family.

After the execution, Afzal Guru's body was buried within the precincts of the jail. He is survived by his wife, and 18-year old son, Ghalib, who live in village near north Kashmir's Sopore town.

Authorities placed under house arrest on Friday at his residence on the outskirts of

Markets, public transportations and other business establishments remained closed in and other major cities and towns of the valley.

Authorities made heavy deployments of police and paramilitary forces at law and order sensitive places in Srinagar, Sopore, Baramulla, but n o restrictions were imposed on public movement anywhere in the valley.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 10:52 IST
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