AFZAL GURU

  • Congress distances itself from Shashi Tharoor comment on Afzal Guru hanging February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday distanced itself from party MP Shashi Tharoor's controversial remarks that Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging was both "wrong" and "badly handled". "Due process of law was followed. Supreme Court convicted him and the execution was the culmination of the judicial process. In no way, any...
  • J&K: Youth killed, another injured in firing by security forces February 9, 2015

    Srinagar: A 19-year-old youth on Tuesday was killed and another injured when security forces fired at demonstrators who were protesting on the second anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging in Palhalan area of north Kashmir Baramulla district. Officials said the youths pelted stones at the police and CRPF personnel, who fired tear...
  • Afzal Guru's hanging 'wrong': Shashi Tharoor February 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In remarks that could fuel a controversy, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging was both "wrong and "badly handled". "I think the hanging was both wrong & badly handled. Family should have been warned, given a last meeting & body returned," Tharoor...
  • J&K: Security clampdown on second anniversary of Afzal Guru's hanging February 9, 2015

    Srinagar: Several separatists leaders were detained or put under house arrest and prohibitory orders clamped in the city in the wake of protests called by them on the second anniversary of execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru on Monday. Curfew-like restrictions were imposed in Safakadal, Maharaj Gunj, Khanyar,...
  • Indian National League threatens to erect memorials of hanged Parliament attack-convict Afzal Guru January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian National League has on Monday threatened to erect memorials of hanged Parliament attack-convict Afzal Guru. The Indian National League says it will put up Afzal Guru memorials across the country if the Centre allows the Hindu Maha Sabha to put up statues of Nathuram Godse. The...
  • J&K: Never in loop on Afzal Guru execution, says Farooq Abdullah August 24, 2014

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir's ruling National Conference (NC) patron Farooq Abdullah on Sunday hit out at Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for claiming that the elder Abdullah was in the loop when parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged. "The NC patron Dr Farooq Abdullah Sunday accused former chief minister and...
  • Congress condemns decision on Rajiv killers, Afzal Guru's family cries foul February 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The decision to release all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has taken the Congress party by surprise. Party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, especially, is upset with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa for her decision to free Rajiv Gandhi's assassins, just a day after the...
  • Kashmir has been virtually converted into a prison: Mehbooba Mufti February 13, 2014

    Jammu: Demanding immediate release of youths arrested in the past few days, People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday condemned the state government for its "intolerance" and said Kashmir "has been virtually converted into a prison". Intervening during the Question Hour in the Assembly, she said, "Kashmir has been virtually...
  • Life in Kashmir turns normal after three days of restrictions February 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Life in Kashmir valley returned to normal after three days of curfewlike restrictions imposed by authorities and strike called by separatists to mark the death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru and JKLF founder Mohammad Maqbool Bhat. Offices, shops and other commercial establishments including banks and petrol pumps...
  • Afzal Guru's first death anniversary sees curfewlike situation in Kashmir February 9, 2014

    Srinagar: Curfewlike restrictions were imposed on Sunday in most parts of Kashmir Valley to foil separatists' plans to hold protests to observe the first death anniversary of Parliamentattack convict Mohd Afzal Guru. Barring Handwara in north Kashmir, all major towns in the Valley have been put under security restrictions with...
  • Afzal Guru's book released seven months after he was hanged September 18, 2013

    In a book released seven months after his execution, Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had praised Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar for standing up to the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan. "Taliban commanded by the leader of the faithful Mullah Mohammad Omar is a ray of light in...
  • Terror attacks have increased in J&K after Afzal hanging: RPN Singh August 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Government on Tuesday said incidents of terrorist attacks on armed forces have increased in Jammu and Kashmir in the aftermath of the hanging of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru. "The reason for increase in terror attacks is due to stepping up of the attack on security forces planned...
  • J&K: Hurriyat demands strengthening of security in jails May 4, 2013

    Srinagar: The hardline Hurriyat Conference on Saturday demanded strengthening of security apparatus inside Indian and Pakistani jails to stop murderous assaults on inmates. "It is the responsibility of both countries to ensure safety of prisoners in their jails. We appeal for strengthening of security in the jails across the border...
  • Yasin Malik flown to Srinagar by Delhi Police May 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik reached Srinagar on Friday after he flown by Delhi Police, which took him into preventive custody after denying permission for his protest to press for his demands, including handing over the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front...
  • Yasin Malik taken into preventive custody by Delhi Police May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police on Thursday took Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik into preventive custody. Malik was to hold a 48hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands, including handing over the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family. The Delhi Police had...
  • India rules out internationalising Sarabjit Singh's death May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday ruled out internationalising Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's death following the brutal assault in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail even as 215 fishermen and 55 other Indian nationals continue to languish in Pakistani prisons as of January 1, 2013. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin...
  • 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...
  • Yasin Malik will not be allowed to stage protest in Delhi: Sources May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik will not be allowed to stage any protest in New Delhi as announced by him, to press for handing over of the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family. Official sources said the Home Ministry is likely to advise the Delhi...
  • No evidence against Pak govt in Sarabjit attack: Pramit Pal Chaudhuri April 29, 2013

    How is the attack on Sarabjit Singh within jail premises likely to impact IndiaPakistan ties? Will Pakistan allow Sarabjit Singh to be treated abroad? If he recovers, does this increase the chances of his release? Pramit Pal Chaudhuri, foreign editor, Hindustan Times, joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the...
  • Sarabjit Singh critical; family to leave for Lahore on Sunday April 27, 2013

    Amritsar: Indian prisoner in Pakistan Sarabjit Singh continues to be in a coma after being attacked by fellow inmates in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail. His family will be leaving for Pakistan on Sunday even as authorities there have suspended two jail officials. Sarabjit's sister Dalbir Kaur on Saturday had said...
  • Politicos playing boycott politics to get attention: Omar April 25, 2013

    Jammu: Expressing anguish over frequent bedlam in the Assembly leading to loss of valuable time, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister on Wednesday said some politicians, in spite of raising the issues for which they are sent, resort to boycott politics for gaining publicity. Without taking name of any particular party,...
  • 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...
  • Kashmiris speak about the situation in the valley after the execution of Afzal Guru April 17, 2013

    The people Kashmir speak about the situation in the valley after the execution of Afzal Guru. Did this affect life of the common man in Kashmir? ...
  • 30 Minutes: Kashmir after Afzal April 13, 2013

    Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, a resident of Baramulla in Kashmir, was executed inside Tihar jail on February 9 this year. Kashmir saw a series of protests and demonstrations in its aftermath. Watch the show on Saturday at 10.30 pm and repeat telecast on Sunday at 12 noon and 9.30...
  • Congress downplays NC remarks on AFSPA, Afzal Guru April 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday sought to downplay the recent remarks of its ally National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir on AFSPA, autonomy and the hanging of Afzal Guru. Party spokesperson Rashid Alvi said the NC and Congress are running an alliance government in the state and "what will...
  • CJI cautions against comments on constitutional authorities April 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday cautioned judges against interfering in the government's policy matters, unless these were in conflict with the statute, and also against making unnecessary comments on constitutional authorities. "Unnecessary comments should not be made...I agree on that," Chief Justice Kabir said replying...
  • Convicts' families should be informed about execution in advance: CJI April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid the controversy over the hanging of Afzal Guru, Chief Justice of India(CJI) Altamas Kabir on Sunday said the families of death row convicts should be informed in advance about their execution. However, he sought to play down the controversy on the issue saying the past incidents should...
  • SC stays execution of 8 on death row, cites Afzal's case April 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the execution of eight prisoners for a month after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected their mercy plea. The apex court has said that it wants to make sure whether the family has been duly informed and the Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru episode isn't...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Digvijaya Singh March 25, 2013

    Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has come out in support of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and said he is a "great man" and simply indulged in some foolishness. Days after Sanjay Dutt was awarded a jail term of five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme Court, the...
  • Dutt just indulged in some foolishness: Digvijaya March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has come out in support of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and said he is a "great man" and simply indulged in some foolishness. Days after Sanjay Dutt was awarded a jail term of five years in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme...