WASHINGTON - The Kashmiri American Council (KAC) has strongly condemned the execution of Kashmiri activist Muhammad Afzal Guru in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, and vowed to carry forward their struggle for the right to self-determination.
In a statement, the Washington-based organisation called Guru’s trial a ‘sham’, saying he did not get appropriate legal representation.
“In an unfortunate and grotesque coincidence, India again has refused to release the mortal remains of Kashmir’s martyr. They have instead preferred to add insult to injury, and buried Guru’s remains in Tihar jail (in New Delhi), along with Shaheed Maqbool Butt,” the statement said.
“It is the height of bigotry that India has failed to release the remains of two of Kashmir’s sons for the proper and dignified performance of their last rites.”
The KAC joined in the Kashmiris’ collective demand that the mortal remains of both be returned to Kashmir without further delay.