Don’t come to offer condolences: Afzal’s family to mainstream politicians


By News Desk

The family of Afzal Guru Thursday took strong note of visit of some mainstream politicians to their house “in the garb of offering condolences.”

Talking to a local news agency Afzal’s cousin Yasin Guru said, “One who swears by the constitution of India isn’t allowed to visit Shaheed Afzal Guru’s family. Some people are creating confusion by issuing statements on behalf of their party in order to malign the sacrifices of Shaheed Afzal. The family will never allow to do any politics on his name,” he said.

“Where were they (mainstream parties) when Punjab Assembly and Tamil Nadu Assembly passed resolutions to save the death penalty convicts. On behalf of Afzal sahib his lawyer had filed an application in the Supreme Court for his transfer to Srinagar jail from Tihar jail. But the Jammu and Kashmir government declined to take him here. Now how can same people come and offer condolences,” Yasin raised the question.

Asked to comment on the assembly member from Langate, Engineer Rashid’s proposal to move a resolution in the assembly to return the body of Afzal, he said, “When he (Rashid) visited our house we categorically told him that we aren’t with his politics. But as Muslims we couldn’t tell anybody to get out from our home.” (KNS)

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