Sunday, February 17, 2013

“Don’t grieve over my end, respect stature” Afzal Guru’s last letter!

A last letter by the hanged Afzal Guru to his wife Tabassum seems a poised and proud of being his stature, and Afzal Guru asks his family not grieve at his end. Extolling the virtues of “Righteousness and truth, asks his family members and the believers too, congratulates for being chosen, and from this last letter easily to  infer what he ought have perceived the death by hanging as high level or respect as an impressive achievement. This short note is derived from his letter posted in daily news. The wonder is, in what way India can be proud of conspiracy of Afzal Guru?

  Afzal Guru's last letter

Express news service : Srinagar, Sun Feb 17 2013, 21:02 hrs

In a ten-line last letter written by Afzal Guru ahead of his hanging in Tihar, he has thanked Almighty "that he was chosen for this stature" and requested his family that "instead of grieving they should respect the stature he has achieved over his end". 

Written in Urdu, the letter was written at "6.25 in the morning,09-02-2013" and has no personal message to his family but revolves around a larger message of "truth and righteousness". This letter begins with Bismillah hi rehman ni raheem (I start with the name of Allah).
"Respected family and all the believers. Assalam u alikum (Peace be upon you). Hundred thousand gratitudes to Allah that Allah has chosen me for this stature. My Congratulations to all the believers too. For we all stood with truth and righteousness and our end must also come on the path of truth and righteousness. My request to my family is that instead of grieving over my end, they should respect the stature that I have achieved. Allah is your greatest protector and greatest help. Allah Hafiz (I leave you in the protection of Allah),'' the letter said.

Afzal's cousin Yasin Guru confirmed the veracity of the letter and said they received it on February 12, a day after it was dispatched from Tihar. Afzal's last letter also accompanies a covering letter written by hand by Superintendent of Central Jail no. 3 at Tihar and addressed to Afzal's wife Tabassum. "This is in continuation of our letter…. Dated 6-02-2013, I am enclosing the confidential letter written by late Shri Afzal Guru to you, kindly acknowledge receipt,'' the covering letter.

When asked as to what message this letter carries, Yasin Guru said it is "for the people of Kashmir to infer its meaning".

While Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani is under house arrest in New Delhi, his deputy Mohamamd Ashraf Sehrai told the Indian Express that this letter "is a treasure for the life of the struggle''. He said Afzal's letter clearly exhibits "that he didn't feel regretful at the time of going to gallows but was thankful and satisfied". His message, Sehrai said, to Kashmir is "to remain steadfast on truth".