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Afzal's family has constitutional right to his body: Kashmiri Pandit group

by   Feb 17, 2013 15:26 IST

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Srinagar: A Kashmiri Pandit organisation demanded that the body of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru be returned to his family members, saying it is their constitutional right.

"Kashmir Pandit Sangharsh Samiti (KPSS) request the Government of India to return mortal remains of Afzal Guru to his legal and legitimate heirs. It is the constitutional right of the family to ask for the same," president of the organisation, Sanjay Tickoo said in a statement.

Afzal Guru in this file photo. Screengrab from IBN-Live

Afzal Guru in this file photo. Screengrab from IBN-Live

He said the Government should accept the "collective conscience" of the people of Kashmir and the genuine and legitimate request of the family by returning the body.

43-year-old Guru was hanged and buried in Tihar Jail in Delhi on 9 February.

PTI