Normal life affected in Kashmir on Guru's death anniversary

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Huge contingents of Indian police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were deployed in Srinagar city and other major towns like Sopore and Anantnag to enforce strict restrictions.

The youths defied restrictions at Nawa Kadal and Rajouri Kadal areas of downtown Srinagar and clashed with the force personnel. Reports suggest that no commuter is being allowed without a proper check by the forces.

Meanwhile, the statement said that memorandum by JRL was read out and unanimously adopted by people at various Masajids and other religious places during Friday prayers.

Rising Kashmir's north Kashmir correspondent Noor ul Haq informed the Newsroom that a complete shutdown is being observed in north Kashmir.

Shafat Hussain, Rising Kashmir's south Kashmir correspondent, informed the Newsroom that all shops, business establishments remain shut while public transport is off the roads.

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Train services were suspended for the day due to security reasons, an official said.

The puppet authorities have put Hurriyat leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Ghulam Ahmed Gulzar, Bilal Siddiqi, Muhammad Ashraf Laya, Umar Aadil Dar and Syed Imtiaz Haider under house arrest or in detention to prevent them from participating in the programmes announced in connection with the martyrdom anniversaries of Muhammad Afzal Guru and Muhammad Maqbool Butt. He was arrested on Wednesday. However, she was not present at her home. The ceremony was followed by a protest rally taken out from Press Club premises to Burhan Wani Chowk.

The Joint Hurriyat Leadership had called for a strike in protest to reiterate their demand of the return of his mortal remains to his family.

Hurriyat Conference said that they sacrificed their precious lives for the better future of the nation. "We will continue to follow the mission of Guru till we achieve our goal of freedom", said JKLF leader Noor Mohammad Kalwal, who was leading the protest.