Earlier while opening the debate in the House on Adjournment Motion, Ms Mehbooba Mufti made the following points that No body had expected that the government of India would execute Afzal Guru in view of its apprehended adverse impact on the situation in the State where the government had invested a lot ever since the time of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee who had declared to solve the Kashmir problem under the ambit of humanity (Insaniyat ke dairey mein). After that a lot of initiatives were taken which conveyed a feeling among masses of Kashmir that perhaps the government of
The State Government and Chief Minister could not wash their hands off this decision as they are part of the ruling coalition in
Ms Mufti, while quoting from statements of various experts including the eminent jurist Fali Nariman, said that Afzal Guru was not directly involved in storming the Parliament or killing any persons during the attack. Hanging of Afzal Guru was wrong and at least his family members should have been given prior information. She quoted jail manuals and said that at least Galib, son of Afzal Guru, should have been allowed to meet his father one last time. “You are a father. If you go somewhere for five days, you want to see your son” Mehbooba told the chief minister in a choked voice. She said that entire country was discussing the killing of Parbhakaran’s son but justice was also denied to Galib. Parbhakaran was an established terrorist and but Afzal’s direct involvement was not established in any such act. His son too deserved justice and constitutional right.
PDP president further made it clear that when legal process was completed on Afzal Guru case, the PDP had completed it tenure.
During the debate, when Law Minister Mir Saifullah tried to blame the PDP-Congress coalition, Ms Mufti retorted that the hanging would never have been allowed by Mufti Mohammad Sayeed. “It needs a Tara Masih (hangman)- a role that is played only by one family in the State”
She also demanded that State Government should provide legal helps to all those innocent
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