Afzal Guru’s Son, Burhan’s Brother Pass Class XII with Distinction

Afzal Guru’s son, Burhan Wani’s brother bring laurels to the family

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Ghalib Guru, Afzal Guru’s son

Afzal Guru's son Ghalib Afzal Guru and Naveed Wani, brother of Burhan Wani, have passed the class 12 Jammu and Kashmir State Board Examination with flying colours.

Ghalib, son of Afzal Guru – who was sentenced to death for leading an attack in 2001 on the Indian Parliament – has passed the class 12 class examination with distinction securing over 88 percent marks.

The boy had also aced his 10th standard examination securing over 95 percent marks.

Ghalib Afzal Guru’s marksheet
Ghalib Afzal Guru’s marksheet
(Photo: ANI)
Whenever I would meet my father in Tihar jail, he would tell me that you will have to become a doctor. I really want to fulfil his wish.
Ghalib Afzal Guru told News18

Naveed Wani, brother of then Hizbul-Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani – who was killed in a gunfight with security forces – has passed the 12th standard exam securing distinction. The Jammu and Kashmir Board of School Education declared the result for the class 12 exam on Wednesday.

Burhan’s sister had also in 2016 secured distinction when she passed her class 12 exam securing 449 marks.

Ghalib told media persons that he misses his father Afzal Guru the most on occasions when he would have rejoiced on the success of his son.

The boy said he would now prepare for NEET (National Eligibility Entrance Test), as it had been the dream of his father to see Ghalib as a doctor.

Incidentally, Afzal Guru had also pursued medical education before giving it up midway. Guru was hanged in Delhi's Tihar Jail in 2013 for his role in the 13 December attack on the Indian Parliament.

Burhan was killed in a gunfight with the security forces in Kokernag area of south Kashmir on 8 July 2016.

His death was followed by a massive civil unrest in the Valley, in which nearly 100 people were killed, and around 200 others suffered either total or partial loss of vision due to pellet gunshots used by the security forces against protestors.

(With inputs from IANS and News18)

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