Afzal Guru family turns defiant, says will go to Tihar Jail only for body
"They are mixing the two things, we don't understand what they mean. We can pray even from here. We want the body to be handed back, nothing less than that," Mohammad Yasin, a cousin of Afzal from Sopore said after Home Secretary R K Singh said in Delhi that the family will be allowed to visit Afzal's grave inside Tihar jail here.
Singh also said all belongings left behind in Tihar jail by Afzal will be handed over to his family.
But Yasin said, "We welcome handing over the belongings but it should not be mixed with the issue of handing over the body. They are different.... If they are so concerned, they should hand over the body."
Yasin said they would go to Tihar only if the body is returned.
"We will go to Delhi on our own, if it comes to that. We do not want any largesse from the government. The only thing we want from them is to return Afzal's body," he said.
On Afzal's belongings, he said "They are the real treasure left now." The belongings, according to Yasin, include his writing material, religious and other books and a radio set.
"Either they tell us to come there or we can come on our own to collect the body