SRINAGAR: Centre’s special representative to Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma held a meeting with son of Afzal Guru, convited in the 2001 Parliament attack.
Dineshwar, a former Intelligence Bureau Director, who was in October 2017 appointed as the interlocutor to hold talks with all stakeholders is now helping Ghalib Guru to secure Indian passport.
Sharma told the Hindustan Times, “I will do anything that can bring happiness and satisfaction to any young person, including Afzal Guru’s son.”
Ever since his appointment as an interlocutor on October 23, 2017, the special representative of Centre on Kashmir pushed for several “goodwill gestures” .
Last week, Asian News International (ANI) released a video of Ghalib appealing the government to issue him a passport to avail international medical scholarship.
“I have an Aadhaar card and I should also be issued a passport. I want to study abroad and have got a medical scholarship in Turkey but no one is telling me why I am not getting the passport,” he said in the video.
#WATCH Afzal Guru's (who was executed in 2013 for his role in 2001 Parliament attack) son Ghalib Guru says, "I appeal that I should get a passport. I also have an Aadhaar card. If I get a passport, I can avail international medical scholarship." pic.twitter.com/jJZSVht8k8
— ANI (@ANI) March 5, 2019
Ghalib, who scored 88.2 per cent (441) marks in his Class XII boards and secured more than 95 per cent in his Class X examination two years ago wanted to become a doctor.
He wanted to pursue Medical Education and become a doctor to fulfil his parents and family’s dream.
His father Afzal Guru was also pursuing Medical Education but left his course midway.