Strict restrictions have been imposed in the Kashmir Valley today, which is under curfew for the seventh straight day following the execution of Afzal Guru on February 9. Additional forces have been deployed and the police is keeping a strict vigil as Friday is when people congregate for public prayers.
Police though have made public announcements asking people not to come out of their homes. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has, however, said, "There will be no restriction on people offering Friday prayers in their local Mosques,"
Curfew is in place in all the 10 districts of the Kashmir valley.
Three people have died and around 100 people have been injured so far in clashes between protestors and security forces since last week.
Internet, mobile data, and cable services, which were restricted following Afzal Guru's hanging, continue to remain down in many parts of the state.
Afzal Guru, convicted of conspiring and sheltering terrorists involved in the strike on Parliament on December 13, 2001, was hanged after his mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee.
Story first published:
February 15, 2013 13:05 IST