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Afzal Guru’s family plans moving SC

Still grappling with the trauma of his sudden execution, the family of Afzal Guru is planning to move Supreme Court so that no other family is denied the right to meet their loved one before being hanged.

‘We cannot bring back Afzal who met such a cruel fate. The authorities were insensitive and did not allow him to meet his family one last time. But perhaps we can ensure that no other family undergoes the same trauma,’ says Aijaz Guru, elder brother of Parliament attack convict Afzal, who was hanged on February nine.

Afzal’s wife, son and others in the family got to know of his execution after the news became public.

A letter from Delhi's Tihar jail authorities inform them that he was being hanged reached them some 51 hours after the hanging, generating a wave of anger in the Kashmir valley.
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