Srinagar, February 08, 2015 (PPI-OT): The Dal Khalsa, a Sikh organization, while paying glowing tributes to Mohammad Afzal Guru on the eve of his second martyrdom anniversary, denounced India for failing to hand over his mortal remains to his wife, Tabassum Guru.
Opposing the capital punishment in principle, party president H S Dhami in a statement said: “The hanging of Afzal Guru was a purely political decision taken by then Indian government to appease the majority community and consolidate its vote-bank.”
He strongly condemned the secret execution of Afzal Guru two years back and slammed the then Indian government for hanging Maqbool Butt in 1984 in Tihar prison. He said both attained martyrdom for the just cause of Kashmir. Focusing on denial of justice and fundamental rights to people of Kashmir and Indian Punjab, he said that the political class of the country had scant respect for human rights, rule of law and justice.
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