I don’t expect justice from Govt: Afzal’s wife
‘One day Guru will be buried here with an epitaph on his grave’
=> “Omar Abdullah signed the death warrant a month before hanging of my husband. He knew it all along,” she said, adding Omar Abdullah did not even ask the Center to allow a meeting between Afzal and his family.
=>Sepratists are playing their politics
Srinagar: Tabassum Guru, wife of Muhammad Afzal Guru of Sopore Kashmir who was hanged on February 9 last year in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, Monday said she doesn’t expect justice from Central or State government but would continue to demand the return of her husband’s body till her death.
“I will demand the body of my husband. I will wait for his body till my last breath. He is a Shaheed (martyr) and everybody knows this,” Tabassum told Greater Kashmir.
“If they return the body, I wish to be buried besides his grave,” she said.
Tabassum said they tried to get back Afzal’s body, however there was no reply from Government of India. “My written request for the return of the body has not been replied till this day,” she said. “I do not expect any justice neither from Government of India nor from J&K Government,” Tabassum said.
Tabassum said questions by her son Ghalib worry her. “He always asks me about his father. He was not allowed to meet his father before the hanging and this is the question I have to confront,” she said.
She said she or her son won’t visit Tihar Jail on the death anniversary of her husband. “Why should we go? There is no expectation from Government of India. They did not allow my 14-year old son to meet his father before hanging him,” she said.
“One day people will get the remains of Afzal and he will be buried here with an
epitaph on his grave,” she said, adding her wait for the body will never die out till her last breath.
She blamed J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for hanging of her husband. “Omar Abdullah signed the death warrant a month before hanging of my husband. He knew it all along,” she said, adding Omar Abdullah did not even ask the Center to allow a meeting between Afzal and his family.
“They are befooling the people of J&K. The CM just shed crocodile tears after the hanging of my husband.”
Tabassum is also disappointed with the separatist camp, saying if they would have made efforts, Afzal would not have been hanged. “Ajmal Kasab’s hanging was a signal for them, but they made no efforts to save my husband,” she said, without naming any separatist leader or group. “They are playing their politics,” she said.
She said now the Government of India has given relief to the assassins of Rajiv Gandhi and Beant Singh who were also given death sentence. “Afzal Sahib was hanged because he was a Muslim,” she said