Guru hanging exposed India’s judiciary, Kashmir’s pro-India camp: Bar

SRINAGAR:  Jammu and Kashmir High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Saturday said the hanging of Afzal Guru without affording him the chance of a fair trial exposed India’s judicial system as well as Kashmir’s pro-India camp. In a statement, the Bar general secretary, Mohammad Ashraf Bhat said that a meeting of the lawyers body chaired by […]

Year after Afzal Guru’s hanging, SC commutes Rajiv Gandhi’s killers’ death penalty to life

New Delhi: A year after Mohammad Afzal Guru was secretly hanged and buried in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday commuted death sentence of three condemned prisoners in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to life imprisonment on the ground of 11 years delay in deciding their mercy plea by the […]

Take Afzal Guru’s execution to ICC, Pak’s Ministry of Kashmir affairs asks govt

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 […]

Mirwaiz visits Guru’s family

Srinagar: Chairman Hurriyat Conference(M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Saturday  said the  hanging and burial of Mohammad  Afzal Guru at Tihar Jail would  remain a “question mark over the functioning of Indian courts for times to come .” Mirwaiz said this during a visit to Guru’s family in  Doabgah area of Sopore. He was accompanied by Agha […]

Bandipora arrests: Shutdown enters second day

By Azim Jan Bandipora: A complete shutdown was observed for the second consecutive day Friday in main town of this north Kashmir district to protest the arrest of youth on charges of stone pelting and the alleged high handedness of the government forces. Like Thursday, all shops, offices, commercial establishments remained closed, while public transport […]