Demonstration against Afzal Guru's hanging in Jammu

Even in Jammu city, the winter capital of the state, shops and other business establishments in Muslim dominated areas like Talab Khatikan and Gujjar Nagar were open. There seemed no tension there with educational institutions open and vehicular traffic plying there as usual.

Senior civil and police officers, who were monitoring the situation across Jammu region, said that they decided against imposing any restrictions in their areas as there had been no tension. A few people who decided to protest peacefully were allowed as any use of force against them would have been counter productive. As a result, these people could not find adequate response even from members of their own community and dispersed peacefully after sometime, they pointed out.

As such, there have been no prohibitory orders under section 144 CrPC, or curfew restrictions in any part of Jammu region so far. While the authorities were still maintaining alert, many a Muslims feel that Afzal Guru's hanging was a non-issue as he had been hanged following his conviction after a 12 year long judicial trial in Paliament attack case. Moreover, he was charged with attack on Parliament which even Muslims take an august house of democracy, said a Muslim leader who wished not to be named.

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