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Pak passes Resolution on Afzal Guru’s Hanging

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Days after Pakistan’s Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf visited Ajmer Dargah in India amidst protests and outrage, the country passed a resolution condemning the hanging of 2001 Parliament attack Afzal Guru. The move suggested that Pakistan keeps larger interest to interfere in India’s legal system.

The resolution demanded Guru’s body be handed over to his family. Guru was hanged and buried within Tihar Jail in Delhi on February 9.

The Pak Parliament also expressed concern over the panic situation created in Jammu and Kashmir after the execution of Guru. The resolution was passed by the lower house of parliament on Thursday, two days before the PPP government completes its five-year term. It was moved by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who heads a special parliamentary panel on Kashmir.

The resolution also sought removal of Army in the towns of Kashmir valley and it also demanded that the prisoners should be free.

The entire development suggested that Pak tried to fish in troubled water when the situation in J&K is worsened after the killing of CRPF jawans. However, strong reactions came from various political parties in India over Pak resolution. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy opposed Pak’s interference in India’s matter. He said that Pak had no business to interfere in India’s legal process.

External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan has no jurisdiction over action taken by Indian government against terrorism in India.

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