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Afzal's family can offer prayers at his grave: Singh

Posted on Feb 13, 10:28AM | UNI

New Delhi, Feb 12 : Union Home Secretary R K Singh today said Parliament attack convict Afzal Gurua¬Euro¬ôs family can offer prayers at his grave in the Tihar Jail.

Guru, who masterminded the terror attack on Parliament in 2001, was hanged to death on February 9 at Asia's largest prison complex and buried on the jail premises.

Mr Singh also said Gurua¬Euro¬ôs belongings will be handed over to his family.

The announcement from the Centre came in response to a request made by Gurua¬Euro¬ôs family earlier seeking permission to hold a prayer at his grave.

However, Gurua¬Euro¬ôs family this morning said their only demand was that the Centre returned his body to enable them to give him a proper burial.

'We have no other demand...The only thing we want is that Afzal's body be returned to us,' Mohammad Yasin, a cousin of Afzal, said in Sopore in Jammu and Kashmir.

He said the family has darted off a missive to Tihar jail authorities as well as the Deputy Commissioner, Baramulla,
seeking that Guru's body be handed over to them.