JNU’s 9 February Meet Celebrated This Maqbool? A Daughter Recalls

JNU’s 9 February event may have opposed Maqbool’s hanging, but we bring you a family that suffered because of him.  

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JNU’s 9 February 2016 event may have protested the death penalty of Maqbool Butt and Afzal Guru, but we bring you the story of a family that suffered directly as a consequence of the actions of Maqbool’s terror outfit.

Ravindra Mhatre, an Indian diplomat in Birmingham, was kidnapped and killed by JKLF’s UK arm the Kashmir Liberation Army (KLA). Their demand for the release of Maqbool Butt had been turned down by the Indira Gandhi government.

Mhatre’s 13-year-old child lost her father, his wife never really recovering from the loss. Nearly 32 years since the tragedy, Mhatre’s daughter Asha D’Souza recalls the horror that they went through.

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