PDP’s demand of return of mortal remains of Afzal, Bhat is preposterous: Sena
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday said that the demand by an MP from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, founder of the separatist J&K Liberation Front (JKLF) be returned is preposterous.
Recalling BJP’s alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir, it said the Mehbooba Mufti-led party’s Rajya Sabha member Fayaz Ahmad Mir has demanded return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, founder of the separatist J&K Liberation Front (JKLF).
Both were buried at the Tihar jail in Delhi. Bhat was hanged in Tihar on February 11, 1984 following his conviction in the killing of an intelligence official while Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013.
“This demand is preposterous. But it is the same PDP with which the BJP had shared power in Jammu and Kashmir. During that time, the state saw maximum bloodshed, several attacks took place and some were even rewarded despite having terror links,” the Sena claimed. (PTI)