Afzal Guru was executed for political gains: Mirwaiz

Afzal Guru was executed for political gains: Mirwaiz


Srinagar, February 21, 2013 (PPI-OT): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference (APHC) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has said that Muhammad Afzal Guru was executed for political gains and by hanging him, New Delhi has given the people of Kashmir another monument of freedom.

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a media interview over phone from New Delhi said that he had been confined to his room since February 9, the day Afzal Guru was hanged.

He said that Guru’s hanging was very painful not only for Hurriyet Conference but for the entire Kashmiri. He was hanged for the political gains by the Indian government. Mirwaiz said. “It won’t weaken our resolve to fight for the resolution of Kashmir dispute.”

Mirwaiz said the decision to hang Guru was shocking and people were taken by surprise with this hasty step of the Indian government. He said the APHC has to devise a comprehensive strategy.

“We have been trying to create a constituency for peace and popularising the institution of dialogue for over a decade now but Guru’s hanging has sealed any such prospect. No hope is left now,” he said and termed hanging of Guru as waging war against people of Jammu and Kashmir. . Mirwaiz blamed Delhi for pushing the situation to uncertainty and chaos.

“This step (Guru’s hanging) has done a turnaround in the situation and it is difficult to predict where we are heading for. Anger among people is deep as not only Guru was denied fair trial, but the way he was hanged secretly has caused pain to Kashmir.

For more information, contact:
Kashmir Media Service
Phone: 92-51-4435548, 4435549
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