20 October, 2020

“Learn From Pakistan. They Gave Sarabjit Singh’s Body.’

A year down the line, his family still awaits the remains of Afzal Guru

Reuters (From Outlook 10 February 2014)
“Learn From Pakistan. They Gave Sarabjit Singh’s Body.’
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An empty open grave and a stone mar­ked ‘Shaheed Afzal Guru’ lie at the Idgah burial ground in Srinagar. Some 80 km from here, in the Seer Jagir village of Sopore district, his family still awaits the remains of Guru, who was hanged to death on February 9, 2013, after being convicted in the Parliament attack case. A year down the line, his wife Tabassum says nothing has cha­nged...“the injustice, the unans­wered demands, the open grave”. Exc­erpts from an interview with Panini Anand:

It’s been a year since your husb­and was hanged. Will you and Ghalib (their son) be visiting Delhi?

Tell me one good reason why I sho­uld come to the capital of India. I hate the Indian government for what they’ve done to me. They killed my husband. They didn’t even let his son and family see his face for the last time. They buried him in the same jail instead of giving the body to the family for his last rites. I have no...

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