JK CM takes up returning the body of Guru & Bhat with PM

Jammu, February 26 (Scoop News) -Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah had sought the remains of the Maqbool Bhat  and Afzal Guru during a meeting with Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh.

            In a letter to the Prime Minister, on 19th   of February, Omar Abdullah had strongly pleaded, handing over the mortal remains of Afzal Guru to his family.

                The Chief Minister, during his recent meeting with the Prime Minister,  had also reiterated  this demand of the family of Afzal Guru.

            Given the strong sentiments attached to the treatment meted out to Afzal Guru’s family especially the denial of a last chance to meet their loved one before his execution and the denial of a judicial review of the case, the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah told the Prime Minister that least the Government of India can do in this matter, is to return the remains to his family.

            Recognizing the similarity between both the cases of   Afzal Guru   and Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, the Chief Minister also asked for return of the remains of Maqbool Bhat which has been an unresolved issue and a long pending demand of his family ever since his execution in 1984.