Afzal Guru family drives controversy erupts over hanging communication

Afzal Guru

Shinde said yesterday the President rejected the mercy petition of Guru on February 3 and after that he gave his approval on February 4 and the date and timing was confirmed by a judicial official.

Kashmir editors criticise govt for gag order

The Kashmir Editors' Guild today condemned the government for stopping publication of daily newspapers in the Valley, following hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru.

"We condemn the government's unofficial gag order on Kashmir media," a spokesman of the KEG said.

He claimed police teams visited various printing presses of daily newspapers and asked the management to stop publishing.

The spokesman said police seized all copies of those dailies which managed to publish their editions last night.

Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted of involvement in the audacious attack on Parliament in 2001, was hanged yesterday and buried in Delhi's Tihar Jail, six days after a mercy plea was rejected by the President.

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