NC demands return of Afzal Guru’s mortal remains

A day after Yakub Memon was hanged and his body handed over to his family, opposition  National Conference (NC) Friday demanded  the return of the mortal remains of Afzal Guru, saying such  double standards highlighted the perceptions of  discrimination among the people here.
NC demands return of Afzal Guru’s mortal remains“Guru’s family being deprived of his body was against  the tenets of natural justice and undermined the constitutional principles of the country. The system cannot differentiate based on biased presumptions and politics and that such glaring double standards between Memon’s and Guru’s cases highlighted the perception of discrimination among the people of Kashmir,” NC Chief Spokesperson Aga Syed Ruhullah Mehdi said here.
He said the system of justice cannot have different  interpretations for different people.
“How can you justify not handing over the body of   Guru to his family when you handed over the body of Memon to his family? The system of justice cannot have different interpretations for different people. What justice is it to deprive a young child of the dead body of his father?,” he asked.
Ruhullah said NC working president and former chief minister Omar  Abdullah had written to the then Prime Minister of India  demanding the return of Guru’s mortal remains and the party  has repeatedly raised this demand even on the floor of the  Legislative Assembly.
The NC chief spokesperson said the party would  continue to raise the demand and would exhaust all possible  options to pursue this cause of justice.

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