Govt should announce date for hanging Afzal Guru: BJP
New Delhi: On the eleventh anniversary of Parliament attack, BJP on said the government should announce the date for hanging convict Afzal Guru this day will pay “real tribute” to the martyrs of the strike.
“Real tribute would be only if the Home Minister assures the House today that we have paid tributes to the martyrs but their families and country will get relief only when he (Guru) would be hanged. “If they fix a date (for hanging Guru) and announce it today, this would be the real tribute to these martyrs,” the Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj said inside Parliament House complex.
She was talking to reporters soon after paying homage to the nine martyrs of the 2001 Parliament attack. Ms. Swaraj said every year the country pays homage to these martyrs. “But one question is still unanswered that the attacker who has been twice or thrice sentenced to death by the Supreme Court, why has he not been hanged so far?”
She said after the hanging of 26/11 Mumbai terror convict Ajmal Kasab, “hope has increased that the government will show courage to do what it has not done so far.”
Following his aerial survey of rain-ravaged areas in Uttarkhand, where flash floods have claimed over a hundred lives, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a Rs. 1000 crore relief package for the State.
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