Decision to hang Afzal political, says PDP
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After a cautious response on Saturday, Jammu and Kashmir's main opposition party trained its guns on the ruling National Conference and the Centre terming Afzal Guru's hanging a "political decision".
"They (Centre) looked for a shortcut to score (political) point against the BJP. They have done it (hanged Afzal) in a shameful manner," Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said on Sunday.
Mufti added, "The decision about the killers of Rajiv Gandhi and Beant Singh are still pending. But they have hanged Afzal Guru. Why did they do it? It was the question of justice." Terming the process of execution of Afzal Guru as "indecent", Mufti said, "Why was the family kept in the dark about his execution? We are living in a democracy and the way the execution was carried out can't be part of decency."
She supported the demand that Afzal's body should be returned to them. "He should not have been hanged," she said.
"The Chief Minister had sought his (Afzal's) execution during Chillai Kalan (40-day harshest phase of winter). He had even asked the Centre to hang him on a weekend," she said, slamming Omar Abdullah.
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