Guruís Body In Delhi Jail More Dangerous: Ansari

Guruís Body In Delhi Jail More Dangerous: Ansari

15 February 2013
Kashmir Times


Srinagar: Former central interlocutor on Kashmir, M M Ansari, today said the government of India should hand over the body of Mohammad Afzal Guru to his family and avoid going back to the situation of no return in Kashmir. In a statement Ansari said, 'Guru's dead body in Delhi jail would prove to be more dangerous than was keeping him alive. Its political repercussions should be examined. In compliance with jail manual and CM Omar Abdullah's request, Guru's body should be given to the family, lest the matter should take ugly turns in Kashmir in the ensuing future. Let us not go to the point of no return.' It may be recalled here that the central government has received a representation from Guruís family for handing over the body to them. But the government is yet to respond to the representation. The representation was forwarded by the state government to the union government. Guruís family today said the representation is not addressed to government of India. ďWe have not addressed the representation to anybody. We have simple told the authorities that since our family member was executed in Tihar jail, his body should be handed over to us so that the last rites are performed by us according to Islam. We had presented the representation to deputy commissioner, Baramulla,Ē they said. They said they will wait for some time for the response of the government and chalk out their strategy only after that. Almost all the separatist and most mainstream parties in Kashmir are demanding return of the body of Guru to his family. Syeda Asiya Andrabi, chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Milat recently urged the separatists for a joint programme for the handing over of the body to Guruís family.