PaK civil society aghast at Afzalís hanging
MUZAFFARABAD, Feb 9: Expressing condemnations, shock and gloom over the hanging of Afzal Guru on Saturday, Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) based political civil society activists said that such ghastly acts could not deter the Kashmiris from carrying forward their legitimate struggle.
While the PaK government announced a three-day mourning at the official law, intra Kashmir traders also announced to suspend their activities in next week to express their wrath and indignation against the Indian governmentís Ďfascist act.í
Separately, main opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) appealed for staging protest demonstrations on Monday to condemn the Ďmurderí of an innocent Kashmiri
However, taking lead in this regard, Pasban-e-Hurriyat, an organisation of Kashmiri refugees, staged a pro-freedom rally here on Saturday.
"New Delhi has once again proved its vindictiveness towards the Kashmiris by hanging an innocent Kashmiri on the basis of an unfair and unjust trial,Ē said Uzair Ghazali of Pasban-e-Hurriyat on the occasion.
Ghazali said Pakistan should only raise the issue before the international but also review ties with its neighbour.
He and other speakers stressed that Islamabad should hang Indian spy Sarbjeet Singh without further ado in a tit-for-tat response.
They also called upon the United Nations and international human rights watchdogs to send their missions to Indian Kashmir where curfew had been imposed to suppress demonstrations against Guru's killing.
PaK Prime Minister Chaudhry Abdul Majeed said the hanging showed that India was not sincere in maintaining peace in the region.
ďI express my sympathies and solidarity with the struggling Kashmiris in general and Guruís family in particular. We stand by them. I also want to make it clear to New Delhi that such cowardly acts would not quell the Kashmirisí quest,Ē Majeed said.
Leader of the opposition and PML-N PaK chapter president Raja Farooq Haider said New Delhi had expounded its approach and policy on Kashmir through the hanging.
ďIndia spy Sarbjeet Singh confessed to spying in Pakistan but he has not been hanged. On the other hand, the Indian government hanged Guru in spite of its failure to prove its allegations against him,Ē he said, adding, it was high time the leadership and people here adopt a decisive course.
Haider asked Islamabad to give up its apologetic attitude on this issue and support the right to freedom of Kashmiris at diplomatic, political and moral fronts with ďfull force and conviction.Ē
He assured the struggling Kashmiris that they were not alone in their struggle and entire nation on this side of the dividing line was on their back.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 9 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 9 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST
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