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Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru hanged at 8:00 AM

TNN | Feb 9, 2013, 08.27 AM IST

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Parliament-attack-convict-Afzal-Guru-hanged-at-8m/articleshow/18412550.cms?

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.

1 posted on 02/09/2013 8:37:58 AM PST by James C. Bennett
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"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.
2 posted on 02/09/2013 8:43:10 AM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Good. Now feed his corpse to wild hogs.


3 posted on 02/09/2013 8:43:46 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: James C. Bennett

More food for the worms.


5 posted on 02/09/2013 8:51:53 AM PST by I want the USA back (Only people with their head up their a$$ vote democrat.)
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Go India!

Now perhaps the USA could follow India's example on how to deal with terrorists./s

6 posted on 02/09/2013 9:41:50 AM PST by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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Let’s not forget to point his dead body towards Hollywood, buried head down in a big tank of pig poop.


9 posted on 02/09/2013 1:34:37 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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Another MoFo bites the dust. Many more to go. Hang them high.


10 posted on 02/09/2013 7:22:16 PM PST by ravager (I)
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