Afzal Guru hanging: Family receives execution letter today as Sunday 'public holiday'
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A controversy had erupted yesterday over the communication from the Centre to the family of Guru about the decision to hang him on Saturday with the family alleging they had come to know about his execution only from TV channels.
Though Union Home Secretary R K Singh had said that the family of Guru was sent a communication through speedpost, the family insisted that it has not received any such letter about Guru's hanging, raising questions as to whether there was a serious effort to inform the family.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah questioned the rationale of informing Guru's family through post saying the reliability of the medium itself was questionable.
"If we are going to inform someone by post that his family member is going to be hanged, there is something seriously wrong with the system," he had said.
The family of the deceased refused to talk to media on the matter, saying they were still in mourning and would not like to comment.
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