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J&K legislator to move resolution seeking Afzal Guru's remains

Press Trust of India
Feb 17, 2013 at 06:39pm IST

Srinagar: Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid on Sunday said he would move a resolution in the coming session of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for handing over of the mortal remains of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru to his family.

"I will bring a resolution in the coming session of the Assembly for handing over of the mortal remains of Afzal Guru to his family," the MLA from Langate told reporters Srinagar.

"Earlier, I had brought a resolution in the Assembly seeking clemency for him (Guru) but I failed. I apologise to the people of Kashmir for not being able to save him," the legislator said.

J&K legislator to move resolution seeking Guru's remains

Independent MLA Sheikh Abdul Rashid said if the Centre did not hand over the Guru's remains, he would resign from the Assembly.

"My resolution was sabotaged and I failed," he said adding he intented to bring two more resolutions - one to seek the mortal remains of JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and second for abolishing the death penalty. The MLA asked mainstream political parties to support his resolutions in the Assembly.

"I have called for a meeting of all mainstream parties tomorrow at my residence to chalk out a joint strategy in this regard," he said.

Rashid said if the Centre did not hand over the Guru's remains, he would resign from the Assembly. "I am in touch with the PDP and other parties and if the mortal remains are not returned, then let us all resign," the MLA said.

He demanded naming of commercial Lal Chowk in Guru s name. Guru was hanged in Tihar jail in Delhi last week.

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