Srinagar: On the death anniversary of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru today, the 2G mobile internet services in Kashmir have suspended again. Earlier last month, the 2G internet services were restored across all the 20 districts in the Union Territory, following the directions of the Supreme Court. Also Read - Soni Razdan Calls Afzal Guru a 'Scapegoat', Demands 'Solid Enquiry' Into Davinder Singh's Role in Parliament Attack
The development was called the biggest breakthrough in internet connectivity in the region since August 5 last year when the government had imposed multiple restrictions after the abrogation of Article 370 (which grants special status to J&K). Also Read - Afzal Guru's Son Ghalib Guru Gets Aadhaar Card, Wants Passport Next
Meanwhile, authorities have imposed mild restrictions in parts of Srinagar as a precautionary measure. Also Read - Pulwama Terror Attack Was Originally Planned For February 9 on Afzal Guru’s Death Anniversary: Reports
On the other hand, Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a separatist group in the Valley, has called for a strike on February 9 and 11 to observe the death anniversaries of Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Maqbool Bhat. Besides, the All Party Hurriyat Conference have called for a bandh in Kashmir on the terrorist’s death anniversary.
On February 9, 2013, Afzal Guru was hanged and buried in Tihar jail after the Supreme Court upheld a verdict against the 43-year-old for his involvement in 2001 attack on the Parliament.