Srinagar: Parts of Srinagar in Kashmir Valley are observing a spontaneous shutdown on Tuesday to mark the eighth execution anniversary of Mohammad Afzal Guru.
Eyewitnesses told KDC that all but few shops and businesses establishments in the city including commercial hub Lal Chowk are closed and a thin transport is plying on the roads to mark the execution anniversary.
Mohammad Afzal Guru was put to death in Tihar Jail in Delhi for allegedly taking part in an attack on India’s Parliament in 2001 — a charge disputed by many.
2 wasGuru was silently hanged on February 9, 2013, and his remains were not handed over to his family. (KDC)