JKLF reserve Srinagar grave for 'martyr' Afzal Guru

The Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) has reserved a grave for Afzal Guru at Eidgah in Srinagar, right beside that of Mohammad Maqbool Bhat, another separatist leader who was executed and buried in Tihar on 11 February, 1984.

A DNA report says that Afzal Guru was on Tuesday bestowed the title of Shaheed-e-Watan (martyr of the nation) and a grave, with an epitaph, was set aside for him at Mazar-e-Shahuda (martyrs’ graveyard).



Afzal Guru was hanged on 9 February and buried inside New Delhi's Tihar jail.

The Government of India said that Guru's family can visit his grave in Tihar. However, his family said they would come to Tihar only if the government agrees to hand over his body to them.

A Zee News report says the black granite epitaph on the reserved grave has Afzal’s name on it. Its inscription in archaic Urdu read: “The martyr of the nation, Mohammad Afzal Guru, Date of Martyrdom: 9th February 2013 Saturday, whose mortal remains are lying in the custody of the Government of India. The nation is awaiting its return.”

Updated Date: Feb 13, 2013 10:53 AM

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