Srinagar, March 04, 2015 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, Awami Ittihaad Party (AIP) President and independent Member of the so-called Kashmir Assembly, Engineer Abdur Rasheed, has said that India’s denial to return Muhammad Afzal Guru’s mortal remains to his family is travesty of justice and paragon of inhuman standards.
Engineer Rasheed in a statement issued in Srinagar raising doubts about proper burial of Muhammad Afzal Guru asked India to come clean whether Guru’s body was burnt or buried.
“It is quiet inhuman and barbaric that Indian Ministry of Home Affairs is maintaining its inhuman stand that Afzal Guru’s remains cannot be handed over to his family as he was buried, as per jail manual, in an unmarked grave. It looks eminently clear from the stand that there are many chances that Afzal Guru’s body has been burnt,” he said.
“The refusal speaks volumes of insensitivity and there are chances that the authorities might have burnt Afzal Guru’s body immediately after hanging,” he added. Er Rasheed asked the new puppet Chief Minister, Mufti Muhammad Sayeed, to write to India to return the mortal remains of Afzal Guru, who was hanged in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail on February 9, 2013.
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