Did Maqbool, Guru’s hanging help New Delhi’s weak stand, asks Er Rasheed
Langate: Amid restrictions, AwamiItehaad Party (AIP) delegation led by its president, Engineer Abdul Rasheed Sheikh on Saturday visited residence of Afzal Guru at Seer Jageer and paid homage to Guru on his sixth anniversary.
Paying tributes to Afzal Guru and Mohammad MaqboolBhat on their anniversaries, ErRasheed while speaking on the occasion said, “Both the hangings were judicial murders and New Delhi has nothing to justify what it did with MaqboolBhat and Afzal Guru not only when they were alive but was more brutal to them after their hanging.”
“It is dark page of the history that Tamil Nadu Assembly passed a resolution seeking clemency for killers of Rajiv Gandhi but J&K Assembly sabotaged the resolution moved by me seeking clemency for Afzal Guru,” he said as per a statement issued here.
He said it needs to be remembered that the day when the resolution was taken up in the assembly for discussion and vote, mainstream parties staged a drama by engaging in verbal abuses with each other and what Mohammad Akber Lone and Late Iftikhar Ansari did on the day of voting was just to ensure that resolution gets lapsed.
While Congress celebrated Afzal Guru’s hanging just to strengthen their vote Bank in India, AIP made them to confess the guilt that Afzal Guru did not get justice, when their MLAs were made to issue a statement seeking apology over the hanging, he said.
“Kashmiris as a nation should answer the valuable questions raised by Afzal Guru’s family from time to time including failure of sincere voices to engage a competent lawyer to fight Afzal Guru’s case in Supreme Court. Even Omer Abdullah, Saif-ud-din Soz and other need to be reminded how they plead mockery of the clemency petition submitted to PranabMukharji by me at SKICC” he added.
ErRasheed asked New Delhi to introspect and find that if MaqboolBhat or Afzal Guru’s hangings have helped New Delhi’s weak stand. “By denying even the mortal remains of Afzal Guru and MaqboolBhat New Delhi has confessed that they were not terrorists but enjoyed popular support and even a large section of civil society, writers, intellectuals and certain genuine politicians called hanging of Afzal Guru judicial murder and condemned New Delhi for not returning their mortal remains,” he said.
ErRasheed added that if New Delhi calls them terrorists but Kashmiris have not even iota of doubt that both MaqboolBhat and Afzal Guru were innocent and their hangings were managed just to demoralize Kashmiris and stop them from talking resolution to Kashmir dispute.