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The Hanging of Afzal Guru and the Strange Case of the Attack on the Indian Parliament

The Hanging of Afzal Guru and the Strange Case of the Attack on the Indian Parliament

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Language English
Binding Paperback
Publisher Penguin Books Limited
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About the Book: The Hanging of Afzal Guru On 13 December 2001, the Indian Parliament was attacked by a few heavily armed men. Eleven years later, we still do not know who was behind the attack, nor the identity of the attackers. Both the Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court of India have noted that the police violated legal safeguards, fabricated evidence and extracted false confessions. Yet, on 9 February 2013, one man, Mohammad Afzal Guru, was hanged to satisfy the collective conscience of society. This updated reader brings together essays by lawyers, academics, journalists and writers who have looked closely at the available facts and who have raised serious questions about the investigations and the trial. This new version examines the implications of Mohammad Afzal Gurus hanging, and what it says about the Indian governments relationship with Kashmir. The writers show how there is hardly a single piece of evidence that stands up to scrutiny and emphasize the urgent need for an ... See more
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