Srinagar: Pakistan’s Ministry of Kashmir Affairs has asked the government to take the execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) “on the ground that he was not given a fair trial,” a media report said Sunday.
“I have formally asked the Foreign Affairs Ministry to complete all the formalities to take up the execution of Afzal Guru to the International Court of Justice, seeking a justice for the Kashmiri freedom fighter even after his death,” the Express Tribune newspaper quoted Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Barjis Tahir as saying.
India executed Afzal Guru in the Tihar Jail in New Delhi on February 9 2013 for his alleged role in the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001. The execution had sparked criticism and raised questions over the fair trial by the Indian authorities.
Tahir said the Indian courts convicted and subsequently hanged Guru without having ample evidence of his involvement in the attack on Parliament and even his body was not handed over to his family.
Earlier, on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5, Tahir at a TV talk show had pledged to take the case of Guru to the ICC, the newspaper said.