Pak provokes India as its parliament passes resolution against Afzal Guru's hanging
Islamabad, Mar.14 : Pakistan's Parliament on Thursday provoked India again by passing a resolution condemning the hanging of Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the December 13, 2001 terror strike on the Indian Parliament, and demanded the return of his body to his family.
Two days before it completes its five-year term, the Pakistan National Assembly, the lower house of parliament, passed the resolution moved by Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, who heads a special parliamentary panel on Kashmir.
Besides condemning the February 9 hanging of Afzal Guru, the resolution expressed concern at the situation created in Jammu and Kashmir by the execution.
The House called for Guru's body to be handed over to his family.
Guru was hanged and buried within Tihar Jail in Delhi. His execution triggered protests in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan-based terrorist groups such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed have vowed to take revenge for the execution.
The parliamentary resolution said the international community should not remain silent spectators in efforts to find a solution to the Kashmir dispute. It said steps should be taken to implement the United Nations Security Council's resolutions on the Kashmir issue.
The resolution called for an end to alleged killings in Jammu and Kashmir and the removal of the army from towns and cities of the Kashmir Valley. It further said all prisoners should be freed and "black laws" repealed.