Complete shutdown is being observed today in Indian Occupied Kashmir to mark martyrdom anniversary of Kashmiri leader, Muhammad Afzal Guru. Call for the shutdown has been given by the Joint Resistance Leadership.
The JRL has also called for shutdown in the territory and a march towards Lal Chowk in Srinagar on Monday to press the demand for the return of the mortal remains of Muhammad Afzal Guru and renowned Kashmiri liberation leader, Muhammad Maqbool Butt, from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail to occupied Kashmir for decent burial. Hurriyat leaders and organizations in their statements paid glowing tributes to Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt.
Mohammad Afzal Guru was a Kashmiri leader , who was convicted for his role in the 2001 Indian Parliament attack. He received a death sentence for his involvement, which was upheld by the Indian Supreme Court. Following the rejection of a mercy petition by the President of India, he was executed on 9 February 2013. His body was buried within the precincts of Delhi’s Tihar Jail. Amnesty International has questioned his sentence stating that he did not receive adequate legal representation and that his execution was carried out in secrecy.
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22 July, 2019