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A year after Afzal Guru Hanging

A year after Afzal Guru Hanging

On the first anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging, it may be important for the Indian state to introspect what his execution achieved. Massively adding to the sense of injury of Kashmiris, it has further strengthened the resilience and resistance of the people, making its signs visible in a myriad ways, some of which are potently dangerous.

by · February 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
On One Year of Afzal Guru’s Judicial Murder

On One Year of Afzal Guru’s Judicial Murder

On the first death anniversary of Afzal, I again see that still justice has not been given to his family. His body has not been returned to family. He became a victim of democratic institution of India during his life and even after that. I oppose and condemn all types of state repression, I oppose every form of injustice, I oppose militarisation and occupation. My voice may not bring justice to all of them, but I am sure that millions of such voices will develop an environment of thoughts, of justice, of truth and we will.

by · February 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
“I am a citizen of this planet”: Afzal Guru’s Letter

“I am a citizen of this planet”: Afzal Guru’s Letter

In the end, I request you: don’t colorise or dress my words in any colour or dress, except a purely responsible human concern for humanity.

by · March 12, 2013 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Kashmir: Mayhem in March

Kashmir: Mayhem in March

Sameer Bhat | The completeness of nights silence is absolute in Kashmir. Earlier today another boy was put six feet under. Killed in cold blood in Baramulla by the Indian army. Apparently a small crowd was protesting against the hanging of Afzal Guru and driven by pure emotion, pelted a passing army patrol with stones.

by · March 6, 2013 · 0 comments · Kashmir
Democracy’s Noose and Afzal Guru

Democracy’s Noose and Afzal Guru

Did Afzal Gurus hanging satisfy the collective conscience of the nation?

by · February 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Death Penalty, State Repression
Hanging of Conscience: Case of Afzal Guru

Hanging of Conscience: Case of Afzal Guru

Such cases of yielding to the religious nationalism, promoted by BJP and company will surely be a recipe for disaster for the process of normalization and democratization in Kashmir. The communal mind set should not be allowed to rule the roost.

by · February 26, 2013 · 0 comments · Death Penalty, Latest
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Kashmir: In Times of Mainstream Mourning

Naseer A Ganai | The Chief Minister did take care of the situation. He imposed curfew. He didnt allow people to walk out of their doors. He executed internet for four days. He brought Kashmir to the standstill. They hung Afzal in Tihar. The Chief Minister tightened noose around Kashmiris in the Valley. Mission accomplished.

by · February 21, 2013 · 0 comments · Kashmir, Latest
Afzal Guru: Aftermath of an Execution

Afzal Guru: Aftermath of an Execution

The sudden haste with which it carried out Ajmal Kasabs hanging in a similar manner late last year, the sudden whip up of nationalistic chauvinism along the LOC last month, or even the big bang neo-liberal reforms in the last period all point out that Congress is clearly trying to go on the offensive come what may.

by · February 16, 2013 · 0 comments · Death Penalty, Kashmir
Citizens’ Protest Letter to the President on the secret execution of Afzal Guru

Citizens’ Protest Letter to the President on the secret execution of Afzal Guru

We write to you in deep anguish, despair but in outrage as well. Afzal Guru was hanged on Saturday (9th February 2013) in secrecy. We have been told after the hanging that you rejected the mercy petition filed by Gurus wife Tabassum, on 3rd February. We believe that you made a grave error in rejecting the mercy petition.

by · February 13, 2013 · 19 comments · Death Penalty, Kashmir, Latest
Afzal’s Letter to His Lawyer: ‘I Hope My Forced Silence Will Be Heard’

Afzal’s Letter to His Lawyer: ‘I Hope My Forced Silence Will Be Heard’

‘STF made [me] an [a] scapegoat in all this criminal act which was designed and directed by STF and others which I don’t know. Special Police is definitely the part of this game because every time they forced me to remain silent.’

by · February 13, 2013 · 4 comments · Kashmir, Latest