As chief minister designate Mehbooba Mufti will stake claim to form government with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chief is now being questioned for her controversial stand on several issues.

Prominent Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dr Kumar Vishwas has written an open letter to Mehbooba Mufti asking her to explain her stand on the Afzal Guru’s death. 

“We have come to know that you are going to form a coalition government with the BJP. But your stands on certain issues like holding parliament attack accused Afzal Guru a martyr cannot be agreed with. Now, we have come to know that you have changed your old stand on Afzal,” Vishwas wrote.

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He also questioned why she did not allow the arrest of the Kashmiri students who were responsible for raising ‘anti-national slogans’ in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). 

Interestingly, in February, Senior PDP leader Rafi Ahmed Mir said that Afzal Guru’s hanging was a ‘travesty of justice’. “Our stand will remain the same, come what may,” he had said as per a report by The Hindu.

The BJP, on the other hand has always maintained that Afzal Guru was a terrorist who was rightly brought to justice.

(With inputs from PTI)