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India: We strongly oppose the cold-blooded execution of Afzal Guru in our name

9 February 2013

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Condemn the Cold Blooded Execution of Afzal Guru by the state:

Resolution adopted at the Second Shahid Azmi Memorial Lecture, 9th February 2013

This House condemns in no uncertain terms the hanging of Afzal Guru by
stealth and in secrecy, disallowing him the last judicial resort that was due to him. We condemn the callous denial to Afzal Guru the last opportunity to meet with his family members.

There is ample documentation to demonstrate that Afzal Guru’s trial was
vitiated; that his legal defence was compromised; that fabricated and forged evidence was submitted to, and accepted by the court, the highest of which, admitted while sentencing him to death that this was done to satisfy the ‘collective conscience of the nation’.

We strongly oppose the cold-blooded execution of Afzal Guru in our name.

Signatories/-
Vrinda Grover, Senior Advocate, Delhi
Yug Mohit Chaudhary, Senior Advocate, Mumbai
Manisha Sethi, Sangamitra Sanghamitra Misra, Tanweer Fazal and Rahul Govind, JTSA
V Suresh, Kavita Srivasta, Ravi Kiran Jain & Mahtab Alam, PUCL
Usha Ramanathan, Legal Researcher
Harsh Mandar, Aman Biradiri
Mahmood Farooqui, Writer
Anusha Rizvi, Filmmaker
Dilnawaz Pasha, Journalist
Shweta Ghosh, Filmmaker
Aporvanand, DU
Aftab Alam, DU
Kalaiyavasan, JNU
Priyanka Varma
Peggy Mohan, Linguist and author
Meera Ahmad, Anthropologist
Mukul Dube, Writer-Editor
Iqbal Ahmad, Journalist
Madhuresh Kumar, NAPM
Mona Das, DU
Sadiq Naqvi, Journalist
Inteshar Ahmad
Binno Sen
Neenu Suresh
Prashanto Chandra Sen
Mirtyunjay, Student for Resistance
Md wasim
Asad Ashraf, jamia millia islamia
Mayur Suresh, Advocate
G Anamda Selam, Advocate
Kaveri Gill
Kiran Bhatty
Daanish Hussain, actor
Prince Jindal
Seema Misra
Sohail Akbar
Shalini Gera, Activist
Monu Kohar
G. Venkatesan, CHRI
Mary Abraham, Ambedkar University
Bhawana Mahajan
Raja Bagga
P C Sen
Kusum Lata, SFR
Jitendra Kumar, JNU
S. Prabu
S. Sethu Mahendran
Kathipavan. N, DU
K.S.M. Vimal Kanth
Suchi Chaudhary
Nasiruddin, Journalist
Chitra Chaudhry
Sawmiya Rajaran, JNU
Sriranjini Vadiraj
Shreya Ghosh
Jeevika Shiv
Gauri Jagdale
Suroor Mander
Dheeraj Pandey
Sahba Saiyyad
Manisha Pandey, Journalist
Shahnawaz Malik, Journalist
Malathi M
Anisha Raman
G. S. Anuj Kumar