Afzal Guru hanged: 5 injured, curfew imposed in Kashmir

Feb 09 2013, 12:58 IST
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SummaryTwo protestors were critically wounded when police opened fire in old town Baramulla thus taking toll to 5.

at Delhi’s Tihar jail this morning.

There has been no response to Guru’s hanging in rest of the Jammu division. Kishtwar’s officiating Deputy Commissioner R K Shewan and Doda’s Senior Superintendent of Police Arif Rishu told The Indian Express that they were closely monitoring situation in their respective districts. It was peaceful and under control.

Meanwhile, in other Muslim dominated areas of Jammu region especially Poonch, Rajouri and Ramban districts, there was no reaction to the hanging of Afzal Guru as both Hindus and Muslims were reopening their business establishments and traffic plying on the roads as usual.

Senior civil and police officers were monitoring the situation, but there was no prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC, or curfew imposed in any part of Jammu region. As Afzal Guru was charged with attacking parliament which is taken in high esteem even by Muslims as an institution of democracy, there is not likely to be much reaction to his hanging from among members of his community except for certain areas where separatists have influence, said a Muslim leader who wished not to be named.

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