You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

PDP MP writes to PM Modi: Return mortal remains of Afzal Guru, Maqbool Bhat from Tihar

The Indian Express logo The Indian Express 11-02-2019 bashaarat masood

a man standing in front of a crowd © Provided by Indian Express

Rajya Sabha member and PDP leader Fayaz Ahmad Mir on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking return of mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhat, founder of the separatist J&K Liberation Front (JKLF). Both were buried at Tihar jail in Delhi, Mir wrote.

Mir wrote to the Prime Minister on the 35th death anniversary of Bhat, who was hanged in Tihar on February 11, 1984, for murder of a policeman. Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013.

Mir wrote: “We are well beyond the academic discussion on capital punishment, and whether Guru should have been sent to the gallows even though he was at number 28 of the list of death row prisoners, but his execution and the refusal to return his body by then incumbent government till date remains a sore misery and a dark blemish on the largest democracy. It was by all means an unconstitutional measure.”

Requesting the PM to “please consider” returning mortal remains of the two, he wrote, “How can bodies of two Kashmiri men, who lost their dignity in gallows, be a threat to a democracy like India? Is the collective conscience of India sans the collective conscience of Kashmiris?”

Also watch: Sinister Jaish-e-Mohammad terror ploy, Propaganda material accessed

Replay Video

(Provided by The Economic Times)

In pics: 10 deadliest terror attacks of the 21st century

Are you on LinkedIn? Follow Microsoft News India and keep up with the latest industry news, career, jobs and tech updates. Connect with us now!

More from The Indian Express

The Indian Express
The Indian Express
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon