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PDP demands return of Guru’s mortal remains

PDP demands return of Guru’s mortal remains
Eight PDP MLAs issued a statement in this regard saying the party “promises to follow vigorously” for the return of the mortal remains. Guru was hanged on February 9, 2013 inside Tihar Jail. “PDP stands by the demand for return of his (Guru’s) mortal remains, and the party promises to follow vigorously for the return of the mortal remains,” the PDP statement said. The legislators who signed the statement are Mohammad Khalil Bandh, Zahoor Ahmed Mir, Raja Manzoor Ahmad, Mohd Abas Wani, Yawar Dilawar Mir, Advocate Mohd Yosuf, Aijaz Ahmad Mir and Noor Mohd Sheikh.

“PDP has always maintained that late Afzal Guru’s hanging was travesty of justice and constitutional requirements and process was not followed in hanging him out of turn,” the statement said.

“The way he was picked up from serial no.28 and singled out has been condemned by PDP and it stands by the demand for return of his mortal remains...,” it said.

“We believe that the resolution brought by Independent MLA Rashid Ahmed to seek clemency for late Afzal Guru was justified and should have been adopted by the House at that time,” he said. In 2011, the resolution seeking clemency for Guru could not be taken up in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly due to pandemonium in the House.

The resulotion became void as according to rules, any listed business that does not come up for discussion would lapse.

Two each from PDP, BJP and NC win Kashmir council polls

Two candidates each from the regional National Conference, the PDP and the BJP on Monday won the legislative council elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Voting was held in Jammu on Monday.According to a statement issued by the returning officer for the election, Sajad Ahmed Kitchloo and Qaiser Jameshed Lone from the National Conference, Surinder Choudhary and Javed Ahmed Mirchal from the Peoples Democratic Party, and S. Charanjit Singh Khalsa and Vibodh Gupta from the Bharatiya Janata Party were elected. The 87-member legislative assembly forms the electoral college for the legislative council, the 36-member upper house of Jammu and Kashmir’s bicameral legislature.

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