Omar Complicit In Guru Hanging: HCBA

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SRINAGAR: Describing the execution of Muhammad Afzal Guru as a “political assassination,” the High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Saturday accused the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, of being complicit in the hanging. 

The HCBA said that the chief minister’s “collaborative role” in Guru’s hanging was evident “without an iota of doubt” in his meetings with the central leadership, including the union home minister, where he, according to the Bar, undertook to control the political and law and order situation in the state after the death penalty was carried out. 

“The fact is evident from the series of meetings Omar Abdullah held with the leadership on his return from Delhi, and imposed curfew across the valley to imprison the people, besides gagging the press,” the Bar said, adding that the state government’s claim of the media not being curbed was “absurd and ridiculous.” 

“The National Conference cannot clean its hands by issuing ridiculous statements and shedding crocodiles’ tears. Omar Abdullah has repeated history in facilitating the hanging of Muhammad Afzal Guru in the month of February the way his father did with Muhammad Maqbool Bhat in February 1984,” it said. 

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