Shutdown in Kashmir to mark the eighth anniversary of the secret execution of a Kashmiri man in New Delhi

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Copy edited By Adam Rizvi, TIO : SRINAGAR, India (AP) —Organizations and shops shut in numerous pieces of Indian-controlled Kashmir on Tuesday to stamp the eighth commemoration of the mystery execution of a Kashmiri man in New Delhi.

Not at all like previously, no enemies of India groups, which have since quite a while ago requested the locale’s freedom or its consolidation with adjoining Pakistan, required Tuesday’s strike.

Hundreds of armed police and paramilitary soldiers in riot gear patrolled as most residents stayed indoors in the disputed region’s main city of Srinagar. Pakistan also claims the entire region and controls part of it.

Government forces at some checkpoints frisked pedestrians and searched private cars, while public transport was largely off the roads.

Many Kashmiris were incensed when Mohammed Afzal Guru was secretly hanged on Feb. 9, 2013, in a New Delhi jail on charges of involvement in a 2001 Parliament attack that killed 14 people, including five gunmen.

Guru is widely believed to have not received a fair trial, and his execution led to days of deadly anti-India protests in the Muslim-majority region, where anti-India sentiment runs deep.

Many people in the Kashmir Valley demand that Guru’s remains, currently buried within the jail compound, be returned to the region for burial.

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An armed uprising since 1989 against Indian control and subsequent Indian crackdown have killed tens of thousands of civilians, rebels and government forces.

Curated By Humra Kidwai

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