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Afzal Guru hanging: Curfew to be lifted in Kashmir today

Afzal Guru hanging: Curfew to be lifted in Kashmir today
Srinagar The curfew declared in Kashmir to prevent a law and order flare-up after the execution of Afzal Guru last week will be lifted on Saturday morning.

Officials said while the week-long restrictions are being removed, security forces will continue to monitor the situation as a separatist group has called for a strike for another two days.

Internet services that were cut off after the execution have been restored as well.

Guru was hanged and buried at Delhi's Tihar Jail on February 9 for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001. Sporadic clashes in Kashmir in the aftermath left three people dead and more than 100 injured.

Heavy restrictions were imposed on Friday to thwart plans of separatist groups to hold a rally in memory of Guru at the Eidgah graveyard in Srinagar. As a precaution, authorities disallowed mass gatherings for Friday prayers at major mosques. But prayers were allowed in local mosques.

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