Jammu on high alert following Afzal Guru hanging

Jammu on high alert following Afzal Guru hanging

A high alert was sounded in Jammu region Saturday after parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in Tihar Jail was hanged in New Delhi, officials said.

"We have sounded high alert in the entire region and there is undeclared curfew in communally sensitive areas," a senior police officer said. Amongst the sensitive areas are Kishtwar, Bhaderwah, Doda, Banihal, Poonch and Rajouri.

The administration has made heavy deployment of police and paramilitary forces at vulnerable and sensitive areas while the army has been asked to be on stand by.
"There is no report of any untoward incident from any part of Jammu region so far," the official said.

Afzal Guru, hailing from Sopore area of north Kashmir was hanged Saturday after sentenced to death for his central role in the Dec 13, 2001 attack on the Indian parliament that almost led to a war between India and Pakistan.

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