Pak reacts cautiously
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Islamabad,Feb 11: Pakistan on Monday reacted cautiously to the execution of Afzal Guru, saying it did not want to "go into details" of his trial.
Responding to a question regarding the hanging of Guru, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan said he "would not want to go into details of the trial process".
The matter was "being discussed and debated by the media and the human rights organizations", he said.
"However, we reaffirm our solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and express our serious concern on the high-handed measures taken by India in the wake of Afzal Guru's execution to suppress the aspirations of Kashmiris by arrests and detention of Hurriyat leaders, curfew, news blackout and other coercive means," Khan said.
Pakistan calls for the "lifting of repressive measures and immediate release of Hurriyat leaders", he said.
Kashmiri groups and organisations like the Jamaat-ud-Dawah have organised protests in several Pakistani cities against the hanging of Guru.
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