Afzal Guru’s hanging was not due to political reasons: Omar

March 04, 2013 06:01 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 11:39 pm IST - Jammu

File photo of Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah speaking in the Legislative Assembly in Srinagar.

File photo of Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah speaking in the Legislative Assembly in Srinagar.

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said that Centre’s course of action regarding cases similar to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru will determine whether Guru’s hanging was “selective and political.”

“There are still such people against whom there are similar allegations (like that of Guru). If those people are hanged, then people of Kashmir will feel that Guru’s hanging was not political in nature,” Mr. Omar told J&K Assembly while widening up the debate on the aftermath situation of Guru’s hanging.

Opposition PDP, NC, CPI(M) and People Democratic Front (PDF) had moved motions for adjournment of the business of the house to discuss the situation arising out of the hanging of Guru and returning his mortal remains to the family.

Speaker Mubarak Gul allowed the discussion on Monday on Guru and NC-coalition alley of Congress had brought the adjournment motion over the issue along with Opposition.

“Let us wait and watch what action is being taken against others convicted in similar cases”, he added and lambasted PDP and separatists for doing politics on human blood-shed.

“I even today do not accept that Guru was hanged for political reasons”, Mr. Omar said, adding, that the course of action regarding similar cases would determine it.

Lashing at PDP for politicising the issue, he said “You have no concern either for Afzal Guru or his family, neither you were concerned about people facing difficulties under curfew, you only wanted the situation go out of control, precious human lives are lost and you had an open field to play politics”.

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