“Police and judge became a single force against me”: Afzal Guru’s letter to his lawyer

In the early hours of 9 February 2013, Mohammed Afzal Guru was secretively hanged in Tihar Jail in New Delhi after 12 years in solitary confinement in connection with a deadly attack on India’s parliament in 2001. Guru’s body was interred in Tihar Jail and his wife and son were not informed. 

This short documentary produced by The Polis Project, Inc. is a reenactment of Guru’s letter to his lawyer, Sushil Kumar. The text of the letter, carried without any editing or corrections from the transcription of Guru’s handwritten letter, was reproduced in the leaflet Afzal’s Story in His Words, published by the Society for the Protection of Detainees’ and Prisoners’ Rights, New Delhi, October 2006, pp. 12-24.

The documentary is a collaboration between The Polis Project and Kashmiri cartoonist Mir Suhail.

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