Afzal Guru’s family snubs pro-India politicians
Srinagar, February 22, 2013 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the family of Afzal Guru has taken strong note of visit of some pro-India politicians to their house in the garb of offering condolences. Afzal Guru’s cousin, Yasin Guru in a media interview said, “One who swears by the Constitution of India isn’t allowed to visit Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family. Some people are creating confusion by issuing statements on behalf of their party to malign the sacrifices of Shaheed Afzal. The family will never allow to do any politics on his name.”
He questioned where were the pro-India political leaders when Punjab Assembly and Tamil Nadu Assembly passed resolutions to save the death penalty convicts. On behalf of Afzal Guru his lawyer had filed an application in the Supreme Court for his transfer to Srinagar jail from Delhi’s Tihar jail but the authorities declined to take him here.
“Where were they when Afzal Guru was on the death row? These are the same people who sabotaged a resolution moved in the so-called Legislative Assembly seeking clemency for Afzal Guru even as the Punjab and Tamil Nadu assemblies passed resolutions to save the death penalty convicts from their states,” Yasin said.
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