Curfew imposed in Kashmir Valley after Afzal Guru's hanging

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 05:10 hrs

A curfew has been imposed in all 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure since early morning today after the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

Scores of personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the state police have been deployed in Srinagar and other sensitive parts of the valley.

According to certain media reports, the people residing in majority areas in the Kashmir valley, including Srinagar, Baramulla, Sopore, Anantnag and Pattan, have been issued directions to remain at home.

Sensitive areas of the state have been sealed and the army is also on high alert.

Guru was hanged at 8 a.m. today.

Guru was convicted of conspiracy in the December 2001 attack on Parliament and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004.

On 13th December 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons.

They included five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, two Parliament watch and ward staff and a gardener.

A journalist, who was injured, died later. All five terrorists were shot dead.

Guru, a Kashmiri Muslim, was arrested within hours after the attack from a bus in the national capital. (ANI)

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