CM was well aware about the facts: SAR Geelani
Srinagar, Feb 18: Terming the trial of Afzal Guru as ‘flawed and a farce’, human rights activist based in Delhi, Professor S A R Geelani Monday claimed that Chief Minister Omar Abdullah was well aware of the fact that Afzal Guru will be hanged soon after Ajmal Qasab.
” 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 about it or rather, knew about it,” Geelani told Srinagar based News gathering agency CNS and 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 doesn’t 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,” Geelani said.
Geelani claimed that it was not only Omar Abdullah but other mainstream parties were also taken into confidence on the Afzal issue. “It is irony that despite knowing everything the Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister is singing a different tune in Valley now. 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 at Indian media for repeatedly airing the confession statement of Afzal Guru on their channels, Geelani said the even Supreme Court maintained that this statement was under duress. “They go on lying to the people till they are convinced that what they hear is the truth. They say that we should have respect for the courts, but do they have? The Supreme Court has declared the confession by Afzal illegal but they are showing it repeatedly even after his death. They are like vultures who want their pound of flesh from a dead man,” Geelani said and added that no institution is coming forward to help Kashmiri people who are being suppressed and whose voice is being muzzled.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM KASHMIR
- Don’t beg for return of martyrs’ bodies: Salahuddin
- CM was well aware about the facts: SAR Geelani
- ‘DPSC harassing me’
- We were ready to fight Afzal’s case: HCBA
- Afzal’s hanging alienated young Kashmiris: Shah Faesal
- POLICE ARREST 3 ACCUSED
- Mirwaiz under house arrest in Delhi
- Ensure 100 % attendance: Div Com
- Withdraw cases, release youth: Tarigami to Govt
- Lift ban on local news: Cable operators to JK Govt
- Ummat-i-Islami offers funeral prayers for Afzal
- Vikar for strict action against erring traders
Srinagar, Feb 18: The Chairman of the United Jehad Council Chairman Syed Salahuddin on Monday called on Kashmiris in general and family of Afzal Guru in particular not to ‘beseech for return of his More
- Srinagar City
Chaos due to sudden vehicular rush: SP Traffic
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Feb 18: After a continuous spell of curfew and strikes for nine consecutive days, various roads of the City on Monday witnessed chaos due to long traffic jams. Long traffic jams were witnessed More
Jammu Feb 18: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday said the Congress-NC coalition was only enhancing the pain caused by the unholy haste and secrecy adopted in the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru More
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad, Feb 18: Two suicide attackers disguised as security personnel blew themselves up after storming a government complex in the restive Peshawar city of northwest Pakistan today, killing five people More
We need to teach social skills to our students to deal with personal emotional states
PUPINDER SINGH BALI
We live in a competitive world and being globally connected, we need to understand and experience diverse culture of our state. We would need to determine whether every child in our state is ready to contribute More