SRINAGAR:A day after the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, Jammu and Kashmir’s Opposition party National Conference(NC) on Friday demanded the return of the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, who was secretly hanged in Delhi’s Tihar jail in 2013.
“Afzal Guru’s family is being deprived of his body and it is against the tenets of natural justice and undermined the constitutional principles of the country,” NC chief spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said.
Guru was secretly hanged in Delhi’s Tihar jail on February 9, 2013 and at that time NC was ruling party, with Omar Abdulla as Chief Minister.
Guru’s body was not handed over to his family members but buried in Tihar jail. After Guru’s hanging, state government had imposed curfew for 10 days to prevent separatists and others from staging anti-government demonstrations to protest Guru’s hanging.
NC chief spokesman said, “How can you justify not handing over body of Guru to his family when you handed over the body of Yakub Memon to his family?”