Srinagar, February 11, 2014 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, stating that the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru was aimed at “satisfying the collective conscience of a particular group in India and not the collective conscience of Indians”, Professor Syed Abdur Rehman Gilani termed Guru’s hanging as a blot on the face of Indian democracy.”
Syed Abdur Rehman Gilani was speaking at a one-day seminar organized by the Committee for Release of Political Prisoners (CRPP) at the Plenary Auditorium of the Indian Law Institute in New Delhi. The seminar was titled as ‘Martyrs, resistance and Kashmir’s road to freedom’, with speakers extending their moral support to the Kashmiris.
Later, President of the Committee, SAR Gilani talking to a Valley-based Greater Kashmir over phone from New Delhi said that the speakers including Professor Jagmohan (son of Bhagat Singh), Sujata Budro, Tripati Wahi, and General Secretary of Dal Khalsa Kunwarpal Singh extended their support to the struggle of Kashmiri people in their speeches.
The seminar was organized in remembrance of Guru and rich tributes were paid to him. The oppression and atrocities committed against Guru were recalled during the seminar.
He said during the event, a Kashmir Pandit Inder Saleem along with his other team of artists organized a play depicting how Guru was murdered to satisfy the collective conscience of a particular group in India.
“Some of the participants recited poems to pay tribute to Guru on his first anniversary,” he said. The seminar was attended by scores of Kashmiri and non-Kashmiri students.
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