AT LAST INDIA HANGED AFZAL GURU

Execution of Guru also proved local pro Indian politicians as impotent and voiceless, because unlike Tamil Nadu and Punjab Assemblies which passed a resolution and demanded conversion of death sentence of unpardonable terrorists (who killed Indian Prime Minister Raju Gandhi and Punjab CM Beant Singh) into life imprisonments, it never passed any resolution for Afzal’s clemency and death verdict conversion. It is crystal clear that former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah, after the execution of Ajmal Qasab supported the hanging of Guru and said that same should be done with Afzal Guru.

Another February, another Kashmiri and one more execution took place in the same hanging spot in India. New February handed over a new body of a young Kashmiri to the soil of Tihar. Prior to this, 11th February of 1984 marked the execution of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and by this incident Govt. of India provided a chance to gun culture in Jammu and Kashmir. This single episode is responsible for the death of thousands of innocent people of Jammu and Kashmir. The goal which Maqbool Bhat put forth, served as the inspiration for lakhs of Kashmiri people. Now on 9th February, with the same ambition and for the same goal another son of Kashmir Mohammad Afzal Guru offered his precious life for the unresolved issue of Kashmir. As Guru had said that Maqbool Bhat is his inspiration hero and wanted to be like him. Both the executions of these sons of same soil encompass two aspects, one which can be felt in India and other which circulates in Kashmir. For some they were terrorists but for a huge population of Jammu and Kashmir they are not less than heroes.

In India, the execution of these two souls was done only for the political interests rather than the national interests of India because Kashmir remained a drama stage for many political parties which gets decorated for the election process. No any another stage like Kashmir is there in India, which may be used for the vote bank politics very effectively. Even it is circulated without any anxiety here in Kashmir that Indian politicians are shining their political shops with a particular issue which relates to Kashmir. The wee hours of 9th February witnessed the same purpose and became a handy tool for the politicians of India. The hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru will definitely decide the future of Indian politics as in 2008 Amarnath Yatra row decided it. In 2008 the Amarnath Yatra row was created deliberately only to get the political advantages but alas! Many Kashmiris lost their lives. The upcoming parliamentary elections got a new chapter by the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru. This whole indicates that the blood of Kashmiri people is being used in the decoration of political itinerary. We cannot deny a fact that that India government rejected the clemency of Afzal Guru in hurry, because the Afzal Guru’s name was among so many convicted people whose mercy petition remained on the table of Indian president.

Others who queued in the death row list were most dangerous, as one of them killed the top Indian official, were kept pending and are still waiting. They may be endowed with mercy as they are provided with least attention. India despite hanging with those who were convicted first executed those who were convicted latter. This question raises here because sentiments attached with Kashmir were given priority and others are still prisoners. Another mistake or we may say an offence was committed by India that they like Ajmal Qasab hanged Afzal Guru in Tihar jail. They kept this execution totally a secret and not bothered to inform his family. Home Minister Shindey said that Guru’s family was informed by the speed post but everyone knows the mail system of India, then how they choose this delivery system in this modern age. One wants to know why decisions like this were taken. Isn’t it an offence committed by the officials to make the information deliberately late? Isn’t the denying of handing over the dead body of Afzal to his family an offence under Indian constitution? Did India considered this hanging as the end of separatism in Kashmir? No, it cannot end this all, but in turn will boost it. This may invite India to more tough competitions on political fronts in Kashmir because it will give birth to a new generation of alienating forces.

This February saw another stab goat for the impotent politics, because in his case it is quietly said that he was innocent and was not provided a chance to prove himself guiltless. Afzal’s hanging may get proved as an outrageous event for India, because India lost a paramount chance to please the Kashmiris. Reasons for it are many, major ones are that he got second number despite being in first ten, he was not given clemency and India proved herself as the stepmother of Kashmiris. Out of the understanding is a fact that if Afzal Guru was hanged after found convicted in the attack on legislature, then why the law enforced by the same is behaving and acting like blind. In secular India, the Hindu fundamentalists demolished Babri Masjid, killed many Muslims and Christians. Did not they attacked and molested the constitution of Indian. Why these elements were honoured and valued above the law. This hanging proved that India has no honour and respect for Kashmiris. India forgot the developments which occurred after the hanging of Maqbool Bhat and now by hanging Afzal Guru provided another opportunity for the deterioration of life. Afzal like Bhat will definitely lay foundations to a new thought and will surely establish a bitter relation between India and Kashmir. Links which were already on fire are going to catch a non extinguished fire by this recent act because what happened is totally intolerable for the inhabitants of Kashmir.

Execution of Guru also proved local pro Indian politicians as impotent and voiceless, because unlike Tamil Nadu and Punjab Assemblies which passed a resolution and demanded conversion of death sentence of unpardonable terrorists (who killed Indian Prime Minister Raju Gandhi and Punjab CM Beant Singh) into life imprisonments, it never passed any resolution for Afzal’s clemency and death verdict conversion. It is crystal clear that former CM of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah, after the execution of Ajmal Qasab supported the hanging of Guru and said that same should be done with Afzal Guru. Apart from this the pro Indian politicians of J&K remained silent over the selective hanging of Guru and not uttered a single word against it, they know it clearly that time of Afzal was yet far away. Their ignorance and impotence may be justified with a fact that when an independent MLA Er. Rashid sought the help of NC and PDP for getting a resolution against the death verdict of Afzal Guru passed, he was left alone. Despite knowing the fact that every layer of law and justice was not yielding fruits for Guru they adopted a deep silence and let Guru, his family and other Kashmiris live in the land of mourning. Post hanging period will not only remember the Guru in Kashmir but will definitely lay a negative impact on the relations of India with Kashmir because an ideology which confronts with India finds a valuable place among the hearts of Kashmiri people. Developments like this provide them a chance to express their emotions against India with opposing nature in a protesting manner. Every relational bond got deteriorated and only these words were left that “At Last India Hanged Afzal Guru”.
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