Last Letter: Afzal died for truth; asked family not to mourn

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Afzal Guru
Srinagar, Feb 18: The last letter written by Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru, who was hanged on Feb 9 is available in the public domain. Guru wrote the letter almost one hour before his hanging. The letter was said be to be written at 6.25 am, and he was hanged at 8 pm inside the premises of Tihar jail in New Delhi.

The letter written in urdu was less than 80 words.

The translated version of the letter reads like this: "[My] Respected family members and the Believers [of Allah]. May Allah's blessings be upon you all. A hundred thousand gratitudes to Allah that He chose me for this stature. Also my greetings to all Believers [of Allah] that we all remained on the side of the truth and the right. May we all be on this path [of righteousness] and die for the truth and the right. This is my request to the members of my family that they should all respect the stature I have attained [by my execution] rather than nourishing a sense of loss and repentance on my death. May Allah be the saviour and the protector for all of you."

The letter was made public by Guru's family on Sunday, Feb 17.

In his letter, he has asked his family, "to be bold and proud of the stature he would attain by his execution." Guru has also asked them not to mourn his death.

2001 Parliament attack case convict Guru was hanged and buried in Tihar Jail on Saturday, Feb 9. However, the letter reached the Gurus' house at Seer Jagir, a village in Sopore, after four days on Wednesday.

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