Jammu & Kashmir are on high alert on the mark of the fifth anniversary of the hanging of Afzal Guru on 9 Feb 2013 and Maqbool Bhat on 11 Feb 1984 for conducting the terrorist attack on Indian Parliament.
The securities across the city have been increased due to the fear of the terrorist attack or strike by Jaish-e-Muhammad, which is a Jihadist group and had carried many attacks in Jammu & Kashmir.
The terror attack on the Parliament was carried on 13 December 2001 after which police arrested the accused on 15 December 2001 and the case was registered against 3 accused. And in 2002 the trial court announced the death punishment to them, after which Delhi High Court pronounced the death sentence to Afzal Guru & Maqbool Bhat and acquitted Geelani, the third accused due to less evidence against him.
After finding the strong evidence against the Afzal Guru & Maqbool Bhat, the Supreme Court announced the death sentence to both of them in August 2005 after which Maqbool Bhat, who was the founder of Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) hanged on 11 Feb 1984 in Tihar Jail and later on 9 Feb 2013 Afzal Guru was also hanged.
Police collected a cell phone and a laptop from Afzal Guru and many fake home ministry passes and identity cards which had been used by the terrorists to check out the internal activities of the Parliament before attacking it.
Security agencies are more concerned about the security on the hanging death anniversary of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat as the terrorist after attacking on Pathankot on January 2016 left a handwritten note on Police Superintendent Salwinder Singh’s vehicle where they mentioned “Jaish-e-Muhammad Zindabad, Tangdhar se le kar Samba Kathua, Rajbagh aur Delhi tak, Afzal Guru shaheed kay jaanisar tum ko miltay rahega inshallah A G S”
However, many special security agencies are active to protect the state from the terror activities after the JKLF announced to conduct a protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat on February 9 and February 11. The JKLF will also pass a memorandum in every mosque across Kashmir demanding the mortal remains of Guru and Bhat.