“I am not concerned with this process,” he told Ira Jha in an exclusive interview (see full text of interview on Page 9). Guru also criticised chief minister Omar Abdullah for opposing his shifting from Delhi to Srinagar jail. “If Omar Abdullah is concerned with my plight, he should not have refused to accept me in Srinagar Jail,” he said.
He stated that he is not afraid of hanging but he is being humiliated in Tihar jail by the staff in the name of security arrangements. Guru has strongly condemned “state terrorism” in Kashmir and said that with such tactics New Delhi was creating a mini Afghanistan in Kashmir which was not only dangerous for Kashmiris but India also.
Describing the death sentence to him as a political issue, he said the situation in Kashmir would worsen if he is hanged the way it did after JKLF founder chairman Mohammad Maqbool Bhat was hanged. Guru said he would like to be remembered as a martyr for the cause of justice if hanged.
Guru said the only charge against him was that he helped the attackers in getting accommodation for staying in Delhi and that he went with one of them to the market to purchase a car which was used in the attack. He said that he never denied his guilt from the very beginning but no one was ready to hear the other part of the story I had to tell about state sponsored terrorism security forces, especially the STF and Special Operations Group (SOG).
Guru added that his death sentence is a political issue. “The honourable Supreme Court in its judgment has stated that the collective conscience of the nation will be satisfied only when I am given death penalty. Judgments in courts are given in accordance with legal principles and not on the basis of feelings and conscience of the people. Only khap panchayats do so. The people in Kashmir are annoyed because the Supreme Court has ignored the feelings and conscience of the people of Kashmir,” he said.