Rajiv killers: Afzal Guru's family expresses outrage

Last Updated: Tue, Feb 18, 2014 19:19 hrs

Describing her husband's hanging as "India's collective shame", the wife of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru on Tuesday said that the verdict of Supreme Court regarding Rajiv Gandhi killers made it clear that India is treating Kashmiris as cattle and it will be "better for us if we accept this reality sooner or later."

Tabasum Guroo, the wife of Parliament attack convict, Muhammad Afzal Guru, while talking to IBNS and reacting to the Supreme Court´s verdict on the assassins of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, said her husband was a victim of "collective conscience" of Indian society.

She said that hanging of Afzal Guru was a blot on justice.

"Today I want to ask the Supreme Court why it strangulated justice and hurriedly pronounced its biased verdict. It has become clear that Indian is governed by two different laws and this country is using its self-made and biased laws to punish Kashmiri people for the crime which they never commit," she said.

Tabasum said that the Indian government hurriedly put Guru to gallows without following procedure of law. The serial number of Afzal was 21 but he was hanged soon after the hanging of 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab while others were not touched.

"Supreme Court, Government of India and its people were satisfied after hanging my husband who was innocent. It is irony that soon after the execution of my husband in Tihar Jail, the India´s highest court commuted the death sentences of many convicts into life term while it also said that there should be no repeat of Afzal Guru like execution," she said.

"Is not it irony and murder of justice that after the execution of Muhammd Afzal Gruu, the India´s Supreme Court termed solitary confinement unconstitutional and passed a verdict before the death of any convict his family members must be informed," Tabasum said adding that India stands exposed at International level and its faulty justice system has brought disrepute to it.

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

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