‘Have made apprehensions known in Afzal Guru case’

Last Updated: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 21:57

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah on Thursday said he has from "time to time" made known to
the Centre his apprehensions about any fallout of execution of
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in his state, as he wants
peace to prevail.

"As a Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, having seen
the situation over last three years, I do have certain
apprehensions about what could happen if Afzal Guru were to be
hanged," Omar told a press conference here.

"I have made these apprehensions known to the GoI from
time to time and that is my job as a Chief Minister," he said.
Omar was replying to the question on the fate of Guru and
the any fallout in the state, besides the plea of the Home
Ministry to the President to reject the mercy petition in the

"My responsibility is to ensure a peaceful state. It is
GoI`s responsibility to look at a wider picture," he said,
adding, "whatever way you look at it, but my interest is in
maintaining peaceful situation in Jammu and Kashmir."

He further said that it is for the President to decide in
his "infinite wisdom" what to do with the case and when she
chooses to do it.


First Published: Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 21:57

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