Live Updates #Afzal Guru #Hanging #Kashmir
- Curfew imposed across the Kashmir Valley.
- Kashmiri Students protest at Jantar Mantar Delhi
- Curfew imposed, 40 injured in clashes (latest)
- Azad Kashmir govt announced three days of mourning
- Gilani detained and called 3 Day Strike later admitted to Hospital in Delhi.
- SAR Geelani arrested in Delhi -Family
- Clashes broke out in home town of Guru many injured.
- “…I think he was innocent but hanged in India,” tweeted Hamid Mir.
- Many Hurriyat Conference leaders arrested in Srinagar.
“Afzal was very peaceful and calm during the final moments.He looked very composed,” Tihar Jail official
Srinagar 9 Feb 2013: After Indian President Pranab Mukherjee rejected the mercy plea of Mohammad Afzal Guru, he has been hanged inside Delhi’s Tihar jail early morning. NDTV reported that he was hanged at 8.00 morning
A fruit seller sentenced to death for taking part in the plot to attack India’s parliament in 2001 is to be executed on Saturday after his final mercy plea was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Asked to comment on reports that Mohammed Afzal Guru would hang on Saturday, Home Secretary R. K. Singh told AFP: “Yes, but not as yet.”(Reuters) – India has executed Kashmiri militant Afzal Guru who was sentenced to death 10 years ago for an attack on the parliament in 2001, a senior interior ministry official said on Saturday.
The president rejected a mercy petition from Mohammad Afzal Guru and he was hung at dawn, TV channels said.
Strict restrictions on people’s movements was imposed in major towns of Kashmir early on Saturday in anticipation of protests against the hanging.
Hundreds of paramilitary forces and local police were deployed to the region, which is prone to separatist violence.
The execution follows the hanging of Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving militant of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, last year.
Five gunmen stormed the heavily guarded parliament complex in New Delhi on December 13, 2001 carrying grenades, guns and explosives, but security forces killed them before they could enter the lawmakers’ chamber. Ten other people, mostly security officers, were killed in the exchange of fire.
Indian national Guru was convicted for helping organise arms for the parliament marauders and a place for them to stay. Guru had denied any involvement in the conspiracy.
Who was Guru:
Belonging to the Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir, Guru, who had completed the first year MBBS was preparing for IAS exams when he was arrested for being providing logistic support to the ‘fidayeens’ in New Delhi for carrying out terror attacks on government symbols like Parliament and embassies.