JKLF condemns the hanging of Afzal Guru

London,February 9 (Scoop News) –JKLF leaders in London have condemned government’s decision to hang an innocent man, Afzal Guru, this morning over the parliamentary attack case and called it a ‘mockery of justice’, and said that Afzal Guru was framed by Indian security services people and denied due legal process because they needed a scapegoat, statement said issued to press from London. 

Statement said that "The hanging of Afzal Guru is a clear indication to Kashmiri masses that Indian government is not interested in resolving the Kashmir issue and wants to bury the independence movement by imprisoning and hanging all Kashmiri youth who were involved in the pre-1990s revolt". 

In a statement, JKLF president Azmat Khan, had said that we never had any doubts that Afzal Guru was innocent and he had no part in the 2001 attack on Indian parliament except that he was set up by IB and task force personnel to meet with one of the alleged attackers so that the Kashmiri movement could be defamed as a ‘terrorist movement’ and another Kashmiri could be hanged as a result. 

JKLF president has said that India learnt nothing form the hanging of Maqbool Butt in 1984, on 11th February. Every Kashmiri household produced a new Maqbool Butt to fight against Indian rule and they have now given a new martyr to our independence movement and our people will not forget this injustice for many years to come.  We will not let Afzal Guru’s blood waste in vein. 

JKLF in London has organised a protest demonstration at the Indian High Commission in London on Monday, 11th February, and will be holding a meeting with UK members of parliament to discuss this issue along with the demand for the return of mortal remains of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru on the evening. 

JKLF chairman, Yasin Malik, who is currently on a private visit to Pakistan, is sitting on a 24 hunger strike in Islamabad to protest against the hanging of Afzal Guru, The JKLF supreme head Amanullah khan who is suffering from severe ill health is also on hungers strike in Islamabad today to protest against Pakistani silence over the issue.