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JKLF hopes Afzal gets presidential pardon

india Updated: Jan 14, 2007 21:22 IST

Describing the Supreme Court's rejection of Afzal Guru's review petition as unfortunate, the JKLF on Sunday hoped President APJ Abdul Kalam would repeal the death sentence awarded to him in the Parliament attack case.

"People in Kashmir are against the hanging of Afzal and have expressed their feelings by taking to the streets," JKLF chairman Yaseen Malik said in a statement in Srinagar.

The separatist leader said he hoped that the President would issue an order pardoning him. They added even institutions like Gandhi Peace Foundation, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia and St Stephens College were against the death sentence.

"We are against the death sentence. That is why we appealed to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to revoke the hanging of Indian national Sarabjit Singh (incarcerated in Lahore jail). I will go to Delhi shortly and intensify the Save Afzal Guru campaign," he said.