Agence India Press
Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference (M) chairman Mirwaiz Moulvi Umar Farooq Friday said if parliament attack convict Afzal Guru is hanged, the peace process between India and Pakistan would be derailed and it would also affect Kashmir.
‘If Afzal Guru is hanged, not only would the peace process between India and Pakistan be derailed, but the situation in Kashmir would take a serious turn.
‘The responsibility for the consequences would lie entirely with the government of India in case they chose such a step,’ Mirwaiz told a well-attended Friday congregation at the historic Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area in Srinagar.
The Mirwaiz also lambasted the right wing Bharatiya Janata Party, accusing it of mounting pressure on the central government for Afzal’s hanging.
The union home ministry has sent the mercy petition of Afzal Guru waiting on death row in Tihar Jail to the President with the recommendations that it be rejected. (AIP)