Afzal Guru Event: ‘Not Media Trials but Constitution Should Declare Who is Accused’

Zafar Aafaq

SRINAGAR

Mehbooba Mufti
Mehbooba Mufti

Asking union government to ensure safety of Kashmiri students staying put in New Delhi, PDP president Sunday said that “Constitution of country should be uphold” in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) event row.

A controversy erupted when two events commemorating death anniversary of Afzal Guru were held in JNU and Press Club of India.

Former Delhi University Professor of Arabic, SAR Geelani and JNU Students Union president, Kanhaiya Kumar are behind bars for sedition.

Fearing for their safety, many Kashmiris staying out in union capital, have started returning home.

Speaking to media personnel on the sidelines of her party’s Srinagar convention here, Mehbooba Mufti said, “it is unfortunate whatever is happening in JNU but the Constitution of country should decide who is accused and who is not.”

“Media and political trails should be halted and law should take its own course,” she said.

When asked about the safety and security of Kashmiri students living in New Delhi, she said, “Dr Haseeb Drabu and Amitabh Mattoo met our students yesterday in JNU and I have told them meet Union Home Minister in case there is need.”

When asked whether she is flying to meet PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Monday, Mehbooba replied, “I shall be attending Parliament if it is allowed to do its business in view of the JNU crisis.” “Only time will tell about it (government formation),” she added.

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