Press Statements

Civil Society condemns Afzal Guru's Execution

Condemn the Cold Blooded Execution of Afzal Guru by the state: Resolution adopted at the Second Advocate Shahid Azmi Memorial Lecture, 9th February 2013 in New Delhi

This House condemns in no uncertain terms the hanging of Afzal Guru by stealth and in secrecy, disallowing him the last judicial resort that was due to him. We condemn the callous denial to Afzal Guru the last opportunity to meet with his family members.

There is ample documentation to demonstrate that Afzal Guru’s trial was vitiated; that his legal defence was compromised; that fabricated and forged evidence was submitted to, and accepted by the court, the highest of which, admitted while sentencing him to death that this was done to satisfy the ‘collective conscience of the nation’.

We strongly oppose the cold-blooded execution of Afzal Guru in our name.

Signatories:
Vrinda Grover, Senior Advocate, Delhi 

Yug Mohit Chaudhary, Senior Advocate, Mumbai

Manisha Sethi, Sangamitra Sanghamitra Misra, Tanweer Fazal and Rahul Govind, JTSA

V Suresh, Kavita Srivasta, Ravi Kiran Jain & Mahtab Alam, PUCL

Usha Ramanathan, Legal Researcher

Harsh Mandar, Aman Biradiri

Mahmood Farooqui, Writer

Anusha Rizvi, Filmmaker  

Dilnawaz Pasha, Journalist

Shweta Ghosh, Filmmaker

Aporvanand, DU

Aftab Alam, DU

Kalaiyavasan, JNU

Priyanka Varma

Peggy Mohan, Linguist and author

Meera Ahmad, Anthropologist

Mukul Dube, Writer-Editor

Iqbal Ahmad, Journalist

Madhuresh Kumar, NAPM

Mona Das, DU

Sadiq Naqvi, Journalist

Inteshar Ahmad

Binno Sen

Neenu Suresh

Prashanto Chandra Sen

Mirtyunjay, Student for Resistance 

Md wasim

Asad Ashraf, Jamia Millia Islamia

Mayur Suresh, Advocate

G Anamda Selam, Advocate

Kaveri Gill

Kiran Bhatty

Daanish Hussain, actor

Prince Jindal

Seema Misra

Sohail Akbar

Shalini Gera, Activist

Monu Kohar

G. Venkatesan, CHRI

Mary Abraham, Ambedkar University

Bhawana Mahajan

Raja Bagga

P C Sen

Kusum Lata, SFR

Jitendra Kumar, JNU

S. Prabu

S. Sethu Mahendran

Kathipavan. N, DU

K.S.M. Vimal Kanth

Suchi Chaudhary

Nasiruddin, Journalist

Chitra Chaudhry

Sawmiya Rajaran, JNU

Sriranjini Vadiraj

Shreya Ghosh

Jeevika Shiv

Gauri Jagdale

Suroor Mander

Dheeraj Pandey

Sahba Saiyyad

Manisha Pandey, Journalist

Shahnawaz Malik, Journalist

Malathi M

Anisha Raman

G. S. Anuj Kumar

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