On 3rd February 2013, the streets of Srinagar turned silent when the news of Afzal Guru’s mercy petition was rejected by the President of India. Six days later, on the 9th of February Afazal Guru was hanged at Delhi’s Tihar Jail at 8:00 a.m. All mobile and internet connections where barred in the Valley as the news broke out, to prevent any misuse of the internet in the state. This week Reportaaz brings to you a heart-wrenching story about the valley in “Afzal nantarcha Kashmir” on Sunday, 28th April 2013 at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. only on IBN-Lokmat.
Afzal Guru was born in Sopare Town in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir in 1969. Soon after completing his schooling Afzal subsequently got into medical college. He was the convict in the December 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament, who was sentenced to death. Two months later Kashmir saw a series of protests, curfews, harthals and bandhs. The street of Srinagar is buzzing again with tourists across India are trickling back in the valley. The scenario, which is often mistaken as signs of normalization. The hanging of Afzal Guru has left people in anger, grief and utter helplessness. Even though it has been more than two months after this incident, the valley of Kashmir has hardly seen any normalcy.
The valley still continues to simmer with hatred. The drive for peace, security and stability is what every Kashmiri wants. This week IBN-Lokmat takes you through the series of protests and demonstrations in Kashmir, tune in to Reportaaz on Sunday, 28th April 2013 at 11:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. only on IBN-Lokmat.