Row over Afzal Guru body set to hit Kashmir assembly, as MLA breathes fire

Afzal guru protest

Questioning the yardstick for measuring "collective conscience", Rashid said when 80 percent people came out to vote, New Delhi termed it as a win of democracy but why couldn't they find even a single person in Kashmir to support hanging of Afzal Guru. "What was the yardstick of measuring collective conscience," he said.

"Did you ask the hangman, who according to media reports, fell at Guru's steps before hanging him, did you ask that jailer who felt a tinge of sorrow over his hanging".

Saying the time is not far when Lalchowk would be renamed as 'Afzal Chowk', Rashid said why punishment has not been given to the soldiers responsible for killings in Kashmir.

"One lakh people have been killed in Kashmir," he said. "Could you (New Delhi) not find the murderers of those one lakh people? Why the permission for their prosecution was not granted?"

Questioning the role of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Rashid said id to maintain 'law and order' was his only job, it could have been done by police and there was no need of a government. "I am waiting for the day when Delhi would tell you (Omar) that they don't need you anymore, when Delhi will tell that they don't need these police officers whose hands are red with the blood of people," he said. "One day India will hang those police officers telling the people of Kashmir that they had killed you and they have been killed to give justice to you".

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