Skip to comments.Mohammed Afzal Guru's life should become extinct, ruled Supreme Court
Posted on 02/09/2013 8:37:45 AM PST by James C. Bennett
NEW DELHI: "The incident, which resulted in heavy casualties, had shaken the entire nation and the collective conscience of society will only be satisfied if the capital punishment is awarded to the offender," the Supreme Court had said while upholding the death sentence of Afzal Guru.
Holding Afzal guilty of the conspiracy culminating in the attack on Parliament House, the apex court in its August 4, 2005 judgment added: "The conspirator, even though he may not have indulged in the actual criminal operations to execute the conspiracy, becomes liable for the punishment prescribed under Section 302 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code)."
Either the death sentence or imprisonment for life is the punishment prescribed under Section 302 of the IPC.
The judgment delivered by Justice P. Venkatarama Reddy and Justice P. Naolekar had also said that Afzal's case "has no parallel in the history of the Indian Republic," and that it "presents us in crystal clear terms, a spectacle of the rarest-of-rare cases".
"The very idea of attacking and overpowering a sovereign democratic institution by using powerful arms and explosives and imperilling the safety of a multitude of the people's representatives, constitutional functionaries and officials of the government of India, and engaging in combat with security forces, is a terrorist act of the gravest severity," it added.
The court said the "gravity of the crime conceived by the conspirators" to cause enormous casualties and dislocate the functioning of the government "cannot be described in words".
"The challenge to the unity, integrity and sovereignty of India by these acts of terrorists and conspirators, can only be compensated by giving the maximum punishment to the person who is proved to be the conspirator in this treacherous act," it added.
"The appellant (Mohammed Afzal Guru), who is a surrendered militant and who was bent upon repeating the acts of treason against the nation, is a menace to society and his life should become extinct. Accordingly, we uphold the death sentence," the apex court ruled.
"In the instant case, there can be no doubt that the most appropriate punishment is the death sentence. That is what has been awarded by the trial court and the High Court," the judgment said.
TNN | Feb 9, 2013, 08.27 AM IST
NEW DELHI: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has been hanged in Delhi's Tihar jail at 8am on Saturday morning, Union home secretary said.
Earlier the reports said that his mercy plea had been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee. He was convicted for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001.
A curfew has been clamped in parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Afzal Guru was given the death sentence by the Supreme Court in 2004. His hanging, scheduled for October 2006, was suspended or stayed after his wife filed a mercy petition on his behalf.
Sources say that the President informed the home ministry that he had rejected the mercy petition on January 23.
In December 2001, five heavily-armed terrorists drove into the Parliament complex and opened fire.
Nine people were killed, most of them members of the security forces. The terrorists were shot dead.
Both houses of Parliament had just been adjourned and several MPs were still inside.
A few days later, Afzal Guru was arrested.
The main opposition party, the BJP, has repeatedly questioned the delay in the execution of Afzal Guru, and its leaders last questioned the government in Parliament on the 11th anniversary of the attack last month.
In November last year, Ajmal Kasab, the terrorist from Pakistan who was caught during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, was executed in a Pune jail in a top-secret operation.
"The appellant (Mohammed Afzal Guru), who is a surrendered militant and who was bent upon repeating the acts of treason against the nation, is a menace to society and his life should become extinct. Accordingly, we uphold the death sentence," the apex court ruled."He's a man of extinction.
Good. Now feed his corpse to wild hogs.
India is very sparing about performing executions (far less per capita than the USA), so we can take it they jolly well believed they had a great reason to choose that remedy. This is one of the “people they could do without that never would be missed.”
More food for the worms.
Now perhaps the USA could follow India's example on how to deal with terrorists./s
Then feed the hogs to dogs
India is very sparing about performing executions (far less per capita than the USA), so we can take it they jolly well believed they had a great reason to choose that remedy. This is one of the people they could do without that never would be missed.
And according to Hinduism the SOB will come back as a cockroach that will be stepped on...
Let’s not forget to point his dead body towards Hollywood, buried head down in a big tank of pig poop.
Another MoFo bites the dust. Many more to go. Hang them high.