JKLF warns against execution of Afzal Guru
Srinagar, Aug 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front acting chairman, advocate Bashir Ahmad Bhat on Friday warned of devastating consequences if the Kashmiri detainee, Muhammad Afzal Guru, was executed.
“In case Afzal Guru is hanged, the whole subcontinent will be engulfed in such a blaze that nobody will have guts to douse it,” said Bhat, in a statement.
Bhat alleged that the conspiracies to hang Muhammad Afzal Guru were aimed at disrupting peace in Kashmir. “In 1984, Muhammad Maqbool was sent to gallows in Tihar Jail, New Delhi. But soon after his execution, a great revolution took place giving birth to lakhs of Maqbool Bhat and it (revolution) is still going on,” he said.
Bhat accused the government of awarding promotions and medals to the armed forces involved in the killings of innocent civilians. “The killers are not arrested let alone awarding condign punishment to them,” he said.
Expressing solidarity with all the political detainees, Bhat termed their continued detention as undemocratic.
He said the statistical data presented in the Parliament about the killings in Kashmir was aimed at putting a cover on the real facts and figures. “Over 1.5 lakh people have been martyred and over 10000 persons subjected to enforced disappearance while lakhs of people were sent to jails and hundred of human habitations gutted,” he said.
HANGING WILL TRIGGER REVOLT: AGA SYED
Hurriyat Conference (M) senior leader and Anjuman Sharie Shian president, Aga Syed Hassan Mustafa Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi on Friday warned of serious consequences if Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged.
“It will trigger a mass revolt in Kashmir which could not be controlled by any power,” said Aga Syed while addressing a Friday prayer meeting at Imambara Budgam in central Kashmir.
Aga Syed alleged that the Union Home ministry was obstinately insisting on the execution of Afzal Guru which clearly showed that it whished further bloodshed in Kashmir.
Reacting to the search and frisking operations and arrests of youth by the police and other armed forces in Valley in the run up to August 15, Aga Syed alleged that New Delhi was creating an atmosphere of fear and terror to demoralise people.
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