Guru Anniversary: Restrictions in Sopore Tomorrow


The additional district Magistrate on Thursday evening said that there will be a restriction in Sopore area. Fifth death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru is being observed on February 09.

Separatist groups have called for a complete shutdown tomorrow.

Checkpoints by police and army have been raised at various places in Sopore, Baramulla, Handwara and Kupwara areas, sources said.

Meanwhile, ahead of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat’s death anniversaries, security has been beefed up in north Kashmir and authorities have decided to suspend Banihal-Baramulla train services tomorrow on Feb 9.

Earlier wife of Afzal Guroo,Tabasum Gurro has accused woman Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti of playing politics over the dead body of his husband.

She alleged that the posters of her slain husband that had been pasted across Sopore town were torn apart by government forces. “You didn’t return the body of my husband, at least allow us to commemorate his martyrdom anniversary,” Tabasum said.

“Omar Abdullah when in power didn’t do anything but what about Mehbooba Mufti who is right now in power. Why is she silent now?” Tabasum questioned.



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