Setback for Afzal Guru's family, demand on body rejected

Afzal Guru
New Delhi, Feb 18: In a setback for the family members of Afzal Guru, Union Home Ministry of India on Monday, Feb 18 rejected their demand of handing over his body to them.

Demanding his body back to their hometown in Sopore, Kashmir, Guru's family members and his wife earlier had sent letters to the ministry.

The home ministry rejected the demand citing jail manuals and possible law and order situation which may arise in Jammu and Kashmir.

Guru, who was hanged and buried inside Tihar jail premise in Delhi on Feb 9, was one of the prime convicts of Parliament attack 2001.

Guru's wife Tabassum, in the letter, had demanded that the mortal remains be handed over to her for "proper burial" in their home state.

Tabassum also had asserted that as Guru's wife she has full right over the body and its formal burial in his home state in keeping with religious traditions.

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