Afzal hopes for peace in last letter

February 16, 2013 by  
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Guru had written the letter just before his execution.

Afzal hopes for peace in last letterKashmir, February 14, 2013: Afzal Guru, the parliament attack convict who was executed last week, in his last letter to his family has hoped that “peace would prevail after he has gone.”

Guru had written the letter, which was handed over to the family on Feb. 12, just before his execution.

His elder brother Aijaz said, “Yes, it has beautiful messages for the people as well as the family.”

He, however, insisted that the family wants “no politics on his death”.
“We will not reveal the contents till the family is out of shock. All I can say is it is a very short letter written by a person who was about to be hanged,” he added.

Aijaz said, “the letter will reveal the true character of my brother. We will show it to all once things settle down a bit and normalcy returns.”
However, a source said that in the hurriedly written letter — comprising four to five lines — “Afzal asked his family not to mourn his death and not to cry after he is gone.”

The letter was received by the Srinagar Post office on Monday at 4pm and was handed over to Afzal’s wife Tabassum the next day.

General post master, Srinagar, John Samuel, said special arrangements had been made to deliver the letter.

Meanwhile, all roads leading to Afzal’s village Seer Jagir, an affluent hamlet in Sopore, have been sealed.

The barricade on road to the Gurus’ two-storey brick house was lifted only twice since Feb. 9— to deliver the Tihar jail superintendent’s letter informing about Afzal’s execution and his last letter to his family.

– hindustan times

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