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Pained Afzal Guru didn't meet family, but we won't leave UPA: Farooq Abdullah

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Feb 11, 2013 at 05:56pm IST

New Delhi: Union Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah said that he was pained by the fact that 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's family wasn't given a chance to meet him for one last time before he was hanged on Saturday morning in Delhi's Tihar Jail. However, Farooq said that there was no question of leaving the UPA government over this issue.

"We don't leave government on such issues. We have a job to do. The only thing that pains me and will pain many others is the fact that the family was not given the chance to meet him for the final time," Farooq said.

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A speed post sent to Guru's family reached them on Monday; two day after Guru was hanged to death and buried in Dehli's Tihar jail. Farooq said that the Centre needs to explain not just to the people of Kashmir, but the country why it was done in such a manner.

"Government of Kashmir should have been informed; we could have sent an aircraft for the wife and children in time. The Centre needs to explain not just to the people of Kashmir, but the country why it was done in such a manner," Farooq said.

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