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A week after Guru's hanging, curfew lifted in Kashmir Valley

February 16, 2013 12:35 IST

Curfew was on Saturday lifted from Kashmir Valley, a week after it was imposed following the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.
 
"Curfew has been lifted from all the ten districts in the Valley," a police spokesman said.
 
However, normal life remained affected as the hardline Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday extended the strike -- to protest Guru’s execution and demand for the return of his body to his family -- till Sunday.
 
Shops and business establishments remained closed while public transport remained off the roads due to the strike call. Private vehicles could be seen plying on the roads in the city and other major towns in the Valley.
 
A police spokesman said the situation across the Valley was peaceful and there were no reports of any untoward incident.
 
Curfew was imposed in Kashmir last week following the execution of Guru inside Tihar Jail in Delhi.
 
Three people died and over 60 others were injured, including 25 policemen, in the clashes between protesters and security forces following Guru’s execution.

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