SRINAGAR: Authorities imposed restrictions in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir Valley on Friday to prevent Hurriyat-called protests on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru.
Guru was hanged inside the Tihar Jail in Delhi on February 9, 2013 after his conviction in 2001 Parliament attack case.
The protest was called to observe his death anniversary and to reiterate the family’s demand for his mortal remains. Guru was buried inside the jail premises.
According to the police, the restrictions were imposed in old city areas of Srinagar, the uptown area of Maisuma and in some north and south Kashmir areas.
Senior separatist leaders, Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umer Farooq continue to remain under house arrest while Muhammad Yasin Malik has been lodged in the Central Jail.
Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in full riot gear have been deployed in the restriction imposed areas.
Train services between north Kashmir’s Baramulla town and Bannihal town in the Jammu region have been suspended as a precautionary measure.