Afzal Guru hanged: 5 injured, curfew imposed in Kashmir

Afzal Guru

A protestor was critically wounded when police opened fire on protestors in old town Baramulla thus taking the number of injured people to 5.

Today morning, as the protestors took to streets at old town Baramulla, police and paramilitary forces opened fire to disperse them. A protestor Bilal Ahmad Gojri was critically wounded. He has been rushed to Srinagar for treatment.

With injuries to Gojri, the number of persons injured in two separate firing incidents has risen to five, two of them are critically wounded. Earlier in the day, four protestors were killed when police and paramilitary forces opened fire on protestors when they were marching towards Doabgah, Guru's native village, in Sopore.

Even as curfew has been imposed across Kashmir, four persons were injured when police and paramilitary forces opened fire on protestors at Doabagah in Sopore. One of the injured is critical.

Soon after the news of Guru's execution spread, thousands of villagers from Doabagh - the native village of Afzal Guru and its surrounding villages marched towards his home. The Police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who had already sealed the village opened fire to prevent the protestors from entering the village. Four persons were wounded in the firing, one of them critically.

Even before Guru was hanged inside Tihar Jail, a strict curfew was imposed across Kashmir valley. Curfew was imposed in Kashmir at 2.30 in the morning. Army has been called-in in the twin town of Sopore and Baramulla to enforce strict curfew.

However, despite the presence of Army, youth took to streets in Sopore town to protest against the execution of Guru. And as police and CRPF personnel tried to disperse them, clashes erupted between protestors and the paramilitary forces at several places in the town.

... contd.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.