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PDP seeks return of mortal remains of Bhat, Guru

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Party’s MP writes to PM

Srinagar: Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has sought return of mortal remains of Maqbool Bhat and Afzal Guru, to their families.

“In a country where killers of an elected Prime Minister were granted clemency and their death sentence was commuted, I do not think it is appalling or disrespectful to seek return of mortal remains of two Kashmiri men to their families,” PDP MP, Muhammad Fayaz Mir wrote in a letter addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“How can dead bodies of two Kashmiri men, who lost their dignity in gallows be a threat to a democracy like India? Is the collective conscience of India sans the collective conscience of Kashmiris?” asked Mir.

“I can with utmost responsibility say that should the Government of India decide to act upon this request, the animosity of Kashmiris and their sense of alienation can be brought down by several notches,” Mir wrote.

“Kashmir today stands on the edge and we cannot overlook that reality. In this troubled time, granting our request would be like a balm on old wounds that are unhealed even after so many years. This will also be in line with religious practices of the deceased persons,” the letter reads.

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