Issue of Afzal Over, Should Be Closed: Cong

SRINAGAR: Appealing Speaker Mubark Gul to terminate MLA Langate Er Rasheed from the House, PHE Minister and Congress leader Sham Lal Sharma Tuesday said that the issue of Afzal was over and should be closed.

“Afzal Guru was executed as per the verdict of Supreme Court and he is in no way a martyr. I fail to understand why people are doing politics over it. Somebody is calling him ‘sahab’ while others martyr. He was a convict who dared to attack the ‘temple’ of India and he was accordingly hanged,” Sharma said adding that this chapter should be closed now and House should be allowed to function normally.

Senior Congress leader apparently giving reference of Chief Minister said that he doesn’t understand why responsible people are calling Afzal as ‘sahab’.

“I appeal the honourable Speaker to terminate Er Rashid as he is not behaving responsibly in the House and always raise useless issues. Er Rashid should decide whether he wants Pakistan or India. If he has taken oath then he should not use anti-Indian language in the Assembly,” Saharma said.

He said the government in no way will allow anyone to repeat 2008. “Government is cautious and no one will be given free hand to exploit the situation. “Afzal Guru issue has wasted a lot of time of the House and we should address the problems of people. We are not going to tolerate un-parliamentary and anti-India language in the House,” he said. (CNS)

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