Big India Devoid Of Ethics Murdered Guru, Says NC MP

SRINAGAR: Describing India as “a big country with no ethical principles,” National Conference MP Ghulam Nabi Ratanpuri on Wednesday said that the treatment meted out to Muhammad Afzal Guru “made one lose faith in the country’s democratic set up.”

“People say India is a big county but I call it a chicken-hearted country. India breaks all rules when it comes to Kashmir. The episode of Afzal’s execution is an eye-opener for all of us. Isn’t it a shame that India didn’t allow Afzal to meet his family before his execution? Isn’t it a shame that India lodged Afzal in jail for a decade then hanged him secretly?” Ratanpuri told the Srinagar based news agency, CNS.

The MP, who repeatedly interrupted the president’s address to the parliament today to demand the return of Guru’s mortal remains to his family, said that he had not got a fair trial and that his conviction by the Supreme Court was “doubtful.”  

“No Kashmiri can forget the mischievous smile of home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde when he told the media that it was difficult to hang Afzal without maintaining secrecy. I am shocked at the way he smiled at that moment.  And how can we forget the atrocities committed by the government of India from time to time on the Kashmir people,” he said.

 “Such a big country with no ethical principles is responsible for the murder of Afzal Guru and now the sorry state is that he has been buried inside the prison and his body is being denied to his family,” he said.

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