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Death toll reaches 3; youth succumbs, body fished out

DAY 3: VALLEY SIMMERS AMID CURFEW

AFZAL HANGING

SHABIR IBN YUSUF

Srinagar, Feb 11: Death toll in the ongoing protests against the hanging of Afzal Guru in Kashmir Valley reached to three with a youth succumbing to his injuries here on Monday. The body of a youth, who according to locals was chased by force personnel in Sumbal area on Sunday, was fished More


HURRIYAT (G) ISSUES PROTEST CALENDAR

CALLS FOR EIDGAH CHALO ON FRIDAY

Srinagar, Feb 11: Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Monday issued four day protest calendar and called for Eidgah Chalo on Friday to offer mass funeral prayers in absentia for Afzal Guru who was hanged on February 9.  “There will be complete shutdown on Tuesday, Wednesday More


Pak reacts cautiously

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Islamabad,Feb 11: Pakistan on Monday reacted cautiously to the execution of Afzal Guru, saying it did not want to "go into details" of his trial.  Responding to a question regarding the hanging of Guru, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said he "would not want to go into details of the More


Mufti calls India ‘banana republic’

'Afzal's hanging serious setback to peace process'

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 11: After Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned the wisdom of executing Afzal Guru, the main opposition People’s Democratic Party in the state called India a “banana republic”. Former chief minister and PDP patron Mufti Muhammad Sayeed Monday evening issued More


Afzal’s execution letter delivered home,2-days after his hanging

Family questions its authenticity

MUDDASIR ALI

Srinagar, Feb 11: Two days after Muhammad Afzal Guru was hanged, his family Monday received intimation from Tihar Jail authorities that he was being executed on February 9. However, the family has questioned the authenticity, of the letter saying it has been “scripted to prove government More


Contradict Omar if he is wrong: Owaisi to Delhi

'Allow family to visit grave'

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, Feb 11: Asking Government of India to allow Afzal Guru’s family to visit his grave, President of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) and Member Parliament (MP) from Hyderabad Assadudin Owaisi on Sunday dared New Delhi to contradict Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah that hanging More


New Delhi turned NC politically impotent: Beg

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar Feb 11: Accusing New Delhi of making National Conference “politically impotent” senior National Conference leader and Member Parliament Dr Mehboob Beg on Monday said that the party leaders have been left   with no explanation over the issue.      Talking More


Afzal hanged as per procedure: Dr Farooq

New Delhi, Feb 11: National Conference Patron and union minister Dr Farooq Abdullah Monday said Afzal Guru was hanged according to procedure. "Afzal Guru's mercy petition was put before president. He rejected it. The matter is over," Dr Farooq told reporters here.  Asked about the More


Centre didn’t keep Omar in dark: Shinde

ANIL ANAND

New Delhi, Feb 11: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday debunked theories that the hanging of Afzal Guru was politically motivated and maintained that his family was informed as per the prescribed rules. Amidst raging controversy on his family having been prevented from meeting More


Afzal’s last words Al vida……..

New Delhi: Al vida’, said Afzal Guru to his executioner, who had himself bid him good bye with the same words a few seconds earlier. And then as the executioner pulled a lever, Afzal’s frame hung from the gallows. “He was dead in a minute, though”, as per the jail norms, the body was kept More


Wrote letter to wife before execution

New Delhi,Feb 11: Afzal Guru had written a letter to his wife Tabassum hours before he was executed on Saturday morning in the high security Tihar jail. "He penned a letter to his wife before he was taken to the gallows," a top official of the jail said. He said the letter, posted More


‘If my son is hanged I would be proud’

Afzal’s mother says her son didn’t get a fair trial

FROM GK ARCHIVES

JAVAID MALIK

Jageer, Sep 28 (2006): “If my son is hanged for the sake of nation I would be a proud mother,” says Aisha Guru, the mother of Muhammad Afzal Guru who has been sentenced to death for his alleged role in the Parliament attack. Since the day of his arrest, she said, he didn’t get a chance to More


Maqbool Bhat remembered

JKLF holds worldwide function, seeks return of Bhat’s mortals

NISAR AHMED THOKAR/GKNN

Islamabad/Srinagar  Feb 11: Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front on Monday held functions across the world to observe the 29th martyrdom anniversary of its founder Muhammad Maqbool Bhat.  A spokesman of JKLF said Kashmiris living across the globe organized several meetings, protests and More


I felt like my son was hanged again: Maqbool Bhat’s mother

ABID BASHIR

Srinagar Feb 11: Shahmala, mother of Muhammad Maqbool Bhat who was hanged in Tihar jail in 1984, said on Monday she felt like her son was again executed when she heard the news that Afzal Guru was send to gallows in the same prison in New Delhi on February 9.  “I felt like my son, Maqbool More






  • Opinion

“Collective” Punishment

Afzal Guru was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of the Indian Society but why are the Kashmiris in the entire valley being subjected to collective punishment?

MY TAKE

M.ASHRAF

The “Collective Conscience” of the Indian Society must have now been satisfied as had been observed by the Honourable Judges of the Supreme Court while confirming the death sentence on Afzal Guru not withstanding More



  • GK Magazine

A perfect day for democracy

But now that Afzal Guru has been hanged, I hope our collective conscience has been satisfied. Or is our cup of blood still only half full?

HANGING AFZAL

ARUNDATI ROY

Wasn’t it? Yesterday I mean. Spring announced itself in Delhi. The sun was out, and the Law took its Course. Just before breakfast, Afzal Guru, prime accused in the 2001 Parliament Attack was secretly More




  • Letters

Government where?

This refers to the unscheduled power cuts in Qaimoh Kulgam from last two months, causing a lot of problems in the area. Mostly students are getting affected by the power cuts. Where is Govt. and PDD now More



  • Editorial

Curfewed days

A complete insensitivity towards the sufferings of the people has virtually imprisoned entire seven million population of Kashmir valley. On Saturday, much before learning about execution of Muhammad Afzal More



  • Kashmir

Chaos in hospitals as injured swell

MANZOOR-UL-HASSAN

Srinagar, Feb 11: Chaos and panic prevailed in the Valley for the third consecutive day on Monday with scores of people injured in forces action being rushed there for treatment.   Officials More




  • Jammu

Governor appoints Khoda as CVC, Jerath VC

Commission likely to be functional soon

Its’ finally official

GK NEWS NETWORK

Jammu, Feb 11: Jammu and Kashmir governor N. N. Vohra finally issued appointment orders of Kuldeep Khoda IPS, (Retd) as the Chief Vigilance Commissioner and RK Jerath IAS, (Retd) as Vigilance Commissioner More




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