AFZAL GURU HANGED

  • Police denies permission for Yasin Malik's protest in Delhi May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has denied permission to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to hold a 48hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. "Yes," said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when...
  • Zardari rakes up Afzal Guru's execution in PoK April 17, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday raked up the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in his address to the joint session of the legislature of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). He also threatened that Pakistan will continue to highlight the Kashmir "cause" at international forums. "The hanging of...
  • J&K Assembly: BJP, Panthers Party MLAs protest against Pak resolution March 16, 2013

    Srinagar: There was an uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Saturday with the BJP and the Panthers Party demanding a resolution against Pakistan for condemning Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging. The BJP and the Panthers Party MLAs created a row in the house and party MLAs were seen...
  • Pak passes resolution on Afzal, India says 'don't interfere' March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India has reacted strongly to a resolution passed by the Pakistani Parliament condemning Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution and demanding that his body be returned to his family. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan has no jurisdiction over action taken by the Government of India...
  • J&K: Man injured in stone-pelting incident dies March 12, 2013

    Srinagar: A man injured in a stone-pelting incident in Anantnag district of Kashmir succumbed to his injuries taking the death toll to five. The incident has led to massive criticism in Kashmir against those protesting the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Reyaz Ahmad Khanday succumbed to injuries at...
  • Afzal Guru's hanging: Uproar in J&K Assembly as MLAs throw mikes March 12, 2013

    Srinagar: There was more uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Tuesday as an independent MLA was seen throwing a mike. MLAs stormed the well and shouted slogans after which the PDP staged a walkout demanding that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body be brought back. They were protesting against...
  • Uproar in J&K assembly over Afzal Guru's hanging March 1, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir assembly was adjourned on Friday after an uproar over the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) demand to discuss parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging. This followed the resolution moved by an independant MLA of J&K seeking the return of Guru's body. Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru...
  • Clamour to return Afzal Guru's body to family grows February 20, 2013

    Srinagar: Tension returned to Kashmir Valley after a threeday bandh was called to urge the government to return hanged Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body to his family. Human rights groups and Kashmiri politicians are up in arms after the government said it is unlikely to return Guru's body to...
  • Form committee to decide on Afzal's body: JKNPP February 19, 2013

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) on Tuesday demanded that the government should set up a committee to decide whether the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru should be handed over to his family or not. "I have written to President (Pranab Mukherjee) and asked for...
  • Govt unlikely to hand over Afzal's body to his family: sources February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is unlikely to hand over slain Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body to his family in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources in the Home Ministry say they are not considering handing over the body to his family as this may lead to security issues in the valley. Sources...
  • Be proud of my sacrifice, Afzal wrote in his last letter February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid clamour for Afzal Guru's body to be returned to his family, new details has emerged of the Parliament attack convict's last moments in the jail. CNNIBN has accessed the final letter which Afzal wrote to his family minutes before he was executed. In the eight line letter Afzal...
  • Afzal requested family not to mourn his demise in final letter February 18, 2013

    Srinagar: Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had no remorse at the time of execution and he had asked his family not to mourn his death and respect the "stature" he has achieved. "My request to the family is not to regret (mourn) my end but they should respect this...
  • The way Afzal was hanged is a blot on Indian democracy: Fali Nariman February 17, 2013

    Senior Supreme Court Advocate Fali Nariman has said that in a country like India, death penalty cannot be abolished easily but added that life imprisonment must mean imprisonment for entire life. The eminent jurist while speaking to Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate said the law needs to be amended by...
  • J&K legislator to move resolution seeking Guru's remains February 17, 2013

    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...
  • J&K tourism industry hit by recent curfew February 17, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew may have been lifted in Kashmir but the state's tourism industry is still counting its losses, which could be as much as Rs 100 crore a day. The long wait continues for shikaras on the famous Dal lake in Srinagar. Enthused by two years of good tourist arrivals,...
  • Afzal's execution ignites a renewed disillusionment for many Kashmiris February 16, 2013

    Srinagar: A week after the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, many Kashmiris believe that the denial of a final meeting between Afzal and his family will have a lasting impact on an entire generation. When Afzal was sent to the gallows under a blanket of secrecy, most of...
  • Afzal's wife writes letter, demands return of his body February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The wife of Afzal Guru, who was hanged and buried in Tihar jail last week, has said she had full right over his body and demanded that the mortal remains be handed over to her for "proper burial" in his home state of Jammu and Kashmir. The Home Ministry,...
  • Afzal Guru hanged: Curfew reimposed in Kashmir February 14, 2013

    Srinagar: Authorities on Thursday reimposed curfew in Kashmir to foil any plans of separatist groups to stage a march to Eidgah graveyard in memory of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. Police vehicles fitted with public address systems announced the imposition of curfew and asked people not to venture out...
  • Curfew continues in Srinagar, relaxed in many towns February 14, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew continued for the sixth day in the old city areas of Srinagar on February 14, even as authorities decided to extend curfew relaxation in many other towns of the valley. Curfew was imposed in parts of the state after Afzal Guru, convicted in the parliament attack case of...
  • The Last Word: Should the Indian govt have found a better way to inform Afzal Guru's family of execution? February 13, 2013

    Karan Thapar asks a panel of experts whether the government was right to rely on Speed Post, in this day and age of modern communication, or should it have chosen a more efficient method. ...
  • PM upset over delay in informing Afzal Guru's family February 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid widespread criticism, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has expressed his displeasure to Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde over the delay in informing Afzal Guru's family about his hanging. Singh told Shinde that Guru's family should have been informed in advance about the execution carried out last Saturday morning at...
  • European Union regrets Afzal Guru's hanging February 13, 2013

    Brussels: The European Union has regretted the hanging of the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, asking India to put a moratorium on executions. EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said it was with "regret" that she learned of the execution of Afzal Guru last Saturday. While recognising that "terrible murders" were...
  • Omar says no media gag, newspapers chose not to print February 13, 2013

    Srinagar: As several media offices resumed functioning on February 13 after a gap of four days, J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said there was no ban imposed on publication of newspapers but the dailies had chosen not to print as curfew had made distribution impossible. "There is NO ban on newspapers...
  • Newspapers hit stands in Kashmir after 4day media gag February 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Newspapers hit the stands on February 13 after a gap of four days due to imposition of curfew in the Valley following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. All the major newspapers were available at the stands and delivered to subscribers at their residences this morning after...
  • Afzal hanging: Curfew lifted in some areas of Srinagar February 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew was lifted from three police station areas in the city while it was relaxed "indefinitely" in five other police station areas even as rest of Kashmir Valley remained under restrictions for the fifth consecutive day on February 13. "Curfew has been lifted from Nigeen, Lal Bazaar and Zakura...
  • Is there no press freedom in Kashmir? February 12, 2013

    For the fourth consecutive day, no newspapers in Kashmir are being printed as the media gag is in force in the wake of hanging of Azfal Guru. ...
  • Afzal's last letter delivered at his residence: J&K chief postmaster February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's last letter to his family was delivered at his Sopore residence in North Kashmir, Chief Post Master General, Jammu and Kashmir, John Samuel said on Tuesday night. "The letter which was booked in Delhi at 4 PM yesterday was delivered at around 5:30 PM today,"...
  • Afzal hanging protests: Fresh violence in Kashmir February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: At least five persons were injured as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir on Tuesday against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru even as authorities relaxed curfew for three hours in some parts of the Valley, officials said. According to the officials, of the five injured, three...
  • One injured in Kashmir protests over Afzal hanging February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: One person was injured on February 12 as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, officials said. Muzamil Rather was hit in the eye by a pellet fired by security forces chasing a group of stonepelting protesters in Sheeri area of...
  • Afzal's family will be allowed to pray at his grave: RK Singh February 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Home Secrertary RK Singh on Tuesday said that the family of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged and buried in Tihar Jail in Delhi on February 9, will be allowed to offer prayers at his grave. "No problem if Afzal's family come to Tihar and...