Omar Abdullah was well aware of guru's hanging: SAR Gilani

Omar Abdullah was well aware of guru’s hanging: SAR Gilani


Srinagar, February 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): Human rights activist, based in Delhi, Professor S A R Gilani terming the trial of Muhammad Afzal Guru ‘flawed and a farce’, said that puppet Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was well aware of the fact that Afzal Guru would be hanged soon after Ajmal Qasab.

SAR Gilani in a media interview said, ”Remember the day when Kasab was hanged? The secrecy was maintained. Go and see what Omar Abdullah tweeted then. He said that if this can be done in secrecy, others could be done as well. He was hinting at Afzal Guru. There is no reason not to believe that Omar Abdullah was not aware of it or rather, knew about it.” He added that execution of Guru was not judicial but a political decision.

“Afzal Guru gave requests at least five times, seeking legal aid. He gave the names of the lawyers. Neeraj Bansal was made his counsel. If you see the records, you will find that Neeraj Bansal gave an application to the court saying that he did want to be Afzal’s advocate.

The court asked him to do the job for assisting the court. So, he was not fighting the case for Afzal, he was assisting the court. It is completely a case of justice denied and today I can say that an innocent man was hanged,” Gilani said.

He said not only Omar Abdullah but other pro-India parties were also taken into confidence on the Afzal issue. “These political leaders are all responsible for the murder of Afzal Guru. Their crocodile tears will not work anymore. They have got fully exposed,’’ he said.

Lashing out at the Indian media for repeatedly airing the confession statement of Afzal Guru on their channels, Gilani said even the Supreme Court maintained that this statement was under duress.

Delhi Police Special Cell (DPSC) Monday cordoned the residential quarter of S.A.R. Gilani and directed him to hand over his mobiles and other belongings. “DPSC is not allowing me to move out. They are at my door and asking me to hand over my mobile sets and other belongings …,” he complained.

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