Wife receives last letter
Srinagar, Feb 12: The last letter written by Muhammad Afzal Guru to his wife before his execution at Tihar Jail was delivered to her Tuesday.
The Chief Postmaster General, General Post Office, J&K, John Samuels told Greater Kashmir that a letter booked from Parliament Street Post Office New Delhi on Monday at 4 pm and addressed to Afzal’s family was delivered to the family today at 5:30 pm. “We had prior information about the article (letter) and hence the arrangements were made for its speedy delivery,”
Samuels said. “The GPO received the letter this morning and it was delivered to his family today only.”
The 43-year old Afzal of Doabgah Sopur in north Kashmir had written the letter after he was communicated on the morning of the last Saturday that his execution would be carried out at 8 am.
On Monday, a New Delhi based news agency quoted some Tihar jail authorities saying Afzal penned a letter to his wife before he was taken to the gallows.
He said the letter, posted on Saturday, was written in Urdu but the jail authorities did not know about its contents.
“When he was told about his execution, he was cool and calm. He just expressed his wish that he wants to write a letter to his wife. The jail superintendent gave him a pen and paper," the official has said under condition of anonymity.
Afzal, who used to spend his time in the jail reading and writing, has left behind many books and hand-written articles.
He is survived by his wife Tabassum and 13 year old son Ghalib.
Government of India has reportedly said that all the belongings of Afzal would be returned to his family.
He was buried in the Tihar premises in a secret operation.
The family has been repeatedly demanding that the Afzal’s body should be returned to them.
Lastupdate on : Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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