Book Chidamabaram under sedition ‘for speaking truth about Afzal Guru’: Geelani

Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday termed the statement of P Chidambaram in which he questioned the role of Afzal Guru in Parliament attack as “ill-timed confession of the crime”.
Book Chidamabaram under sedition ‘for speaking truth about Afzal Guru’: Geelani
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Hurriyat (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani on Friday termed the statement of P Chidambaram in which he questioned the role of Afzal Guru in Parliament attack as "ill-timed confession of the crime".

"If speaking truth in India is sedition then let BJP book P Chidambaram under the sedition law like SAR Geelani, Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid and detain him too in the Tihar Jail," he said in a statement.

 "Whatever his motives", Geelani said, "confession (of Chidambaram) has placed a big question mark over the government system and the judiciary system of India and the real face of this self claiming democratic country has exposed before the world."

Geelani said that the statement of then Finance Minister couldn't be ignored as he was part of the government that ordered the execution of Afzal Guru.

"Mr. Chidambaram is a big man in the Indian politics and he was occupying a very important place in the UPA government and has also served on the Home Ministry like sensitive posts. Geelani sahab said that being an insider and a vital organ of the government, Mr. Chidambaram must be knowing everything about the reality of the Indian parliament attack and the fabrication of the Shaheed Afzal Guru in that case," the statement quoted Geelani as saying.

He said Chidambaram's statement has converted all those doubts into reality which were being said about the hanging of Afzal Guru.

"Geelani Sahab further said that where the statement of Mr. Chidambaram has proven this fact that the Indian judiciary is not an independent institution, at the same time his revelation has confirmed that the hanging of Afzal Guru was the murder of justice," the statement added.

The octogenarian leader mocked at the Government of India by saying that Chidambaram should be charged under sedition as "his confession amounted to sedition like the expressions of JNU students".

"BJP should send him to Tihar jail like they did with SAR Geelani and the JNU scholars Mr. Kanahiya Kumar, Umar Khalid and others. So that the "Justice for all" slogan can get implemented."

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