World Bulletin / News Desk
Kashmir observed a complete strike for the third consecutive day to press the demand for handover of the body of Shaheed Muhammad Afzal Guru to his family.
Call for the shutdown was given by the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik.
Indian authorities imposed curfew and other restrictions in the Kashmir Valley to prevent people from holding anti-India demonstrations.
Hundreds of Indian troops and police personnel were deployed in Srinagar and other towns, forcing the people to remain indoors. The authorities did not allow Juma (Friday)prayers in almost all major mosques of the territory including the Central Jamia Masjid of Srinagar.
On the other hand, pro-Indian authorities continued to place the All Parties Hurriyet Conference Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, and other Hurriyet leaders under house arrest.
The Indian authorities continued to confine the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, to his residence in New Delhi.
India executed Mohammed Afzal Guru convicted in a deadly 2001 attack on Parliament.
Guru's execution is an extremely sensitive matter in the Himalayan region, where most people believe his trial was not fair. Several rights groups across India, and political groups in Muslim-majority Kashmir, also questioned the fairness of his trial. After the execution, Guru was buried in the prison compound.Last Mod: 22 Şubat 2013, 15:54