Pak parliament condemns Afzal Guru’s execution

Pakistan's parliament on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the execution of Afzal Guru and demanded that New Delhi return his body to his family.

Written by Press Trust Of India | Islamabad | Published:March 15, 2013 1:07 am

Pakistan’s parliament on Thursday passed a resolution condemning the execution of Afzal Guru and demanded that New Delhi return his body to his family.

Two days before it completes its five-year term,the National Assembly or lower house of parliament passed the resolution moved by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman,who heads a special parliamentary panel on Kashmir.

Besides condemning the hanging of Afzal,2001 Parliament attack convict,the resolution expressed concern at the situation created in Jammu and Kashmir by the execution.

The House called for his body to be handed over to his family. Guru was hanged and buried within Tihar Jail in Delhi on February 9.

The parliamentary resolution further said the international community should not remain as silent spectators in efforts to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute. It said steps should be taken to implement the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions on the Kashmir. The resolution called for an end to alleged killings and removal of the army from J&K.

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