“Afzal Guru was hanged at 8 a.m.,” was confirmed by Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde shortly after the execution of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant. "My information is that he will be buried in the campus but it's the jail authorities who will go by jail manual," he said.
Indian Parliament Attack Case 2001 Details
|Policemen at the Parliament House in 2001 on the day of attack. Source : Facebook|
Earlier on Oct 3, 2006, Afzal Guru's wife Tabasum Guru files a mercy petition with then President A P J Abdul Kalam. That mercy plea was rejected by the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee few days back, said the Rashtrapati Bhavan spokespeman Venu Rajamony,
The confirmation of the rejection of the mercy plea reached the Home Ministers office on 03 February 2013. And this cleared the way for the execution of the death sentence of Afzal Guru.
Afzal Guru along with Shaukat Hussain (a former Delhi University student) and SAR Geelani (a college teacher in New Delhi ) were given the death punishment, which is given in 'rare of the rarest cases' in the Indian Judicial system. Later on Afshan Guru and SAR Geelani were given benefit of doubt and released by the Supreme Court. Shaukat Hussain Guru was released from Delhi's Tihar Jail on Dec 30, 2010.
Curfew in KashmirIn a protest against the hanging of the Afzal Guru , 2 persons have been said to be injured in clash with the security forces in north Kashmir's Baramulla district. Looking at the prevailing circumstances, the cable television services has been cut off from the valley, as a measure to keep peace. Meanwhile the authorities at the University of Kashmir in Srinagar issued a notice of the cancelling of the exams scheduled in saturday.
Social Reactions over Afzal Guru's Execution (Messages and Tweets) :Indian Political Parties welcomed the execution of the Guru. The BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy said in his statement: "Though delayed, we still feel that the hanging of Afzal Guru was a right action. It has been done and the people of this country have been wanting and waiting for it for a long time".
Everyone seems to have alot to say on the execution of Afzal Guru. All political parties have welcomed the execution, saying that this will give a positive message about India to the terror groups.
Farrukh Khan Pitafi
I notice Afzal Guru is trending in Pakistan. Bhai when you say he had nothing to do with Pakistan why do you care?
Afzal Guru case needed a closure. It disturbs some and settles others! Always damned if u do,doomed if you don't!Governance is tough!
Kasab hanged just before winter session.. Afzal guru hanged just before budget session! Coincidence?
I informed MMS that I will move the Supreme Court a Criminal Cpntempt Case against him if Afzal Guru is not hanged by Feb 15
Reports are coming in that son of the soil
#AfzalGuru has been hanged by India #OccupiedKashmir
Congress Leader Digvijay Singh said he was in"favour of early hanging of Afzal Guru",sentenced to death by SupremeCourt.http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report_i-am-of-the-view-that-afzal-guru-should-be-hanged-soon-digvijay-singh_1793096 …
#AfzalGuru when attacked Parliament NDA Govt was der at centre n I don't know wat step dey took :Rashid Alvi n congress says NoPolitics
Geer Ab Wahid
Supreme Court lawyer Kamini Jaiswal says government overreached judiciary to hang
#AfzalGuru for 'political mileage'
Jallad touches feet before hanging! Some weird ritual...
Riyyan Khan Kakar
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Afzal Guru showed no signs of remorse: Tihar officials: Jail officials who oversaw the entire preparation, says ... http://bit.ly/12cPKmn
In November 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the terrorist from Pakistan who was main accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was executed in a Pune jail in a top-secret operation. This execution seems to have brought mixed feelings in public as evident from the tweets above. Hopefully the message of Indian Government would have reached the terror groups that India will no more allow such attacks and we are not as soft as considered.