Omar Abdullah, chief minister of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, Sunday slammed the execution of Indian parliament attack plotter Afzal Guru and said that he would urge New Delhi to handover the body of Afzal Guru to his family.
Omar warned that the hanging of the convict might alienate many of the youngsters in the state from the rest of the nation.
"Please understand that there is more than one generation of Kashmiris that has come to see themselves as victims, that has come to see themselves as category of people who will not receive justice," said the chief minister, according to the Daily News Analysis.
"Whether you like it or not, the execution of Afzal Guru has reinforced that point that there is no justice for them and that to my mind is far more disturbing and worrying than the short-term implications for security front."
"How we would be able to correct or address that sense of injustice and alienation is a question I do not have answers," Omar said, referring to the execution of the parliament attack convict.
Saying that he would urge the central government to hand over the body to the family members of the convict, the chief minister said that it was a tragedy that Afzal Guru was not allowed to meet his family before his execution.
However, the central government told reporters that jail authorities had sent a speed post to the convict's family, informing about the execution which the latter have denied of receiving.
The chief minister questioned why the parliament attack convict was treated differently from the assassins of many leaders in the country.
"There are others who are on a death row for much longer. Now I understand that you have executed Guru in the parliament attack case and you say that Parliament is a symbol of democracy. Understood and no arguments with that," said Omar.
"Is the sitting Chief Minister of Punjab, who was assassinated in office, not a symbol of democracy. You have somebody implicated in that assassination for whom a death sentence has been pronounced and nothing is happening."
The 43-year old convict was hanged and buried on the Tihar jail premises Saturday. Tihar jail, located in the Indian capital city, is the largest complex of prisons in south Asia.
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