Guru did not receive fair trial: Soz

SRINAGAR: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president Prof Saifudin Soz Wednesday joined the chorus saying Afzal Guru was not given a fair trial.

Soz said: “it is an irony  that the same judicial system reduced the death sentence of late Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins which earlier failed to do justice in Mohammad Afzal Guru’s case”.

Soz said that there is a hurt feeling among the people of Jammu and Kashmir especially in Kashmir as Guru did not receive a fair trial.  He said that no political party in the country should make it a political issue. “Guru’s family is poor and that is why they could not approach the Supreme Court immediately after the decision was known two days before his execution. Unfortunately, the Supreme Court did not have a final word on Guru’s case.”

The PCC chief said that government of India and the Jammu and Kashmir government should now compensate Guru’s family proportionally to what it has lost. “Now it is for the two governments to compensate the family commensurate with their sentiments,” Soz said in an interview. KNS

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