Extremist mindset in India led to Guru’s hanging: Yasin

Srinagar, February 23, 2013 (PPI-OT): The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front, Muhammad Yasin Malik has said that the extremist mindset in India has led to the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru.

Muhamad Yasin Malik, who is currently in Pakistan, in a media interview to a Srinagar-based English daily, said that in 2006 he had apprised the Indian leadership of the repercussions of the court verdict against Afzal Guru and made it clear that the hanging would have serious implications on the overall situation in the region.

The JKLF Chief termed the move as murder of Indian judiciary and Constitution because Guru was not given an opportunity to move court against the dismissal of the mercy petition. He said that only Hindu extremist organisations like Shiv Sena, Bajrang Dal and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh had demanded Guru’s execution the decision of sending him to the gallows was taken to appease them.

On the other hand, the authorities continued to place the APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, and other Hurriyet leaders including Maulana Abbas Ansari and Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi under house arrest. Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, Farooq Ahmad Dar, Shoukat Ahmad Bakhshi, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar and Hakeem Abdur Rasheed had been lodged in different jails and police stations.

The APHC spokesman, the JKLF-R and liberation leader, Javed Ahmed Mir, in their statements in Srinagar strongly denounced the continued house arrest and detention of Hurriyet leaders. The Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Aasiya Andrabi, in her statement said that India’s repressive measures could not break the resolve of Kashmiri people to continue their liberation struggle.

Kashmiri students studying in different universities of New Delhi held peaceful protests against the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru demanding that his body should be handed over to his family.

The Chairman of International Council for Human Rights-Kashmir Project, Barrister Abdul Majeed Tramboo, in a statement issued in Brussels castigated India for denying the religious rights of the people of occupied Kashmir by preventing them to offer Friday prayers. He deplored that Indian troops involved in mass rape of Kashmiri women in Kunan Poshpora area of the occupied territory had not been brought to justice despite the passage of twenty-two years.

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