J&K assembly to debate Afzal Guru fate on Sept 28

The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly will debate the resolution seeking amnesty for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru on September 28. "The draw of lots was held today and the resolution regarding Afzal Guru was picked up at serial number two," Speaker of Legislative Assembly Mohammad Akbar Lone said in Srinagar.

He said the resolution will now be discussed and debated in the Assembly on September 28. Independent MLA from Langate constituency in Kupwara Sheikh Abdul Rashid had submitted a resolution to the Assembly Secretariat seeking amnesty to Guru, who is on death row following his conviction in the 2001 Parliament attack case. The State Assembly is meeting for the summer session on September 26.

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