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Pakistan House slams Afzal Guru’s hanging
Tribune News Service

Islamabad/New Delhi, March 14
In what is seen as a clear attempt by Islamabad to interfere in India’s internal matters, Pakistan Parliament today passed a resolution condemning the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzul Guru and demanding the return of his body to his family.

While there was no official reaction from New Delhi, Law and Justice Minister Ashwani Kumar asserted that India acted according to its own judgment and laws in Guru’s case.

The resolution, moved in the National assembly by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who heads a special parliamentary panel on Kashmir condemning the hanging of Guru and expressed concern over the situation created in Jammu and Kashmir by the execution.

The House called for Guru's body to be handed over to his family. Guru was hanged and buried within Tihar Jail in Delhi in February. Pakistan-based terror groups like the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have vowed to take revenge for the hanging. The resolution also said the international community should not remain as silent spectators in efforts to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute.

It said steps should be taken to implement the UN Security Council's resolutions on the Kashmir issue. The resolution called for an end to alleged killings in Jammu and Kashmir and the removal of the Army from towns and cities of the Kashmir Valley.

Highly improper, says India

India has reacted sharply to the resolution passed by Pakistan Parliament saying it was “highly improper”. Foreign Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid tersely asked Islamabad not to dabble in internal matters of this country. “They should address matters of their own country. They should let us address the matters of our country,” he said.





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