The paradoxes of sovereignty-without-legitimacy are endless and self-perpetuating. The execution of Afzal Guru in February 2013 produced another upsurge of protest in Kashmir, violently repressed. Jim Drummond writes: “When India executed Afzal Guru without even letting him exhaust all his appellate remedies, to feed the putative public cry for vengeance, it taught J&K that, as to their citizens, there could be no reliance on the rule of law or fair play” (2014, 48). The protests now reach Delhi, with small groups of students, academics, human rights advocates carrying reminders of a quarter century of violence and injustice. The rallies are attacked and abused by police and right-wing Hindu nationalist counter-demonstrators, but they persist. In May 2013, families of the APDP travelled with a group of 150 Kashmiris to protest in Delhi. They demanded that the body of Afzal Guru be released to his family for burial in Kashmir, and an end to military violence in Kashmir.
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