Book Name:- The Hanging of Afzal Guru and the Strange Case of the Attack on the Indian Parliament
Book Author:- Arundhati Roy
On 13th December 2001, the Indian Parliament was attacked by a few heavily armed men. 15 years later, we still do not know the identity of the attackers, nor who was behind the attack. Both the the Supreme Court of India and Delhi High Court have noted that the police violated legal safeguards, fabricated evidence and extracted false confessions. Yet, on 9th February 2013, one man, Mohammad Afzal Guru, was hanged to ‘satisfy’ the ‘collective conscience’ of society.
This reader brings together essays by lawyers, journalists, academics, and writers who have looked closely at the available facts and who have raised serious questions about the trial and the investigations. This new version examines the implications of Mohammad Afzal Guru’s hanging and what it says about the Indian government’s relationship with Kashmir.
About the Author
Arundhati Roy is the Bestselling author of Things That Can and Cannot be Said and The God of Small Things, which won the Booker Prize in 1997.
She lives in New Delhi. Other books by her:-
- The Algebra of Infinite Justice
- An Ordinary Person’s Guide to Empire
- Kashmir: The Case for Freedom
- Capitalism: A Ghost Story
- The Shape of the Beast