|February 9, 2013: At last, Government hanged Terrorist Mohd. Afzal. So we are stopping this campaign. Read Details|
Mohd. Afzal Guru, the terrorist played a leading role in the joint attack by the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JEM) of Pakistan on the Indian Parliament on 13 December, 2001. The terrorists in this brutal attack had killed seven members of the security force, including a lady constable.
Supreme Court has ordered that Mohammed Afzal be hanged on October 20. He was charged with concealing the conspiracy of the attack on Parliament. Today, Kashmiri Muslims are holding a massive protest against the death sentence to the terrorist Afzal. Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress, Communist and local groups have come out in support of Afzal. Now to show that people of this Nation seek mercy for Afzal, these groups have decided to initiate a nation-wide signature campaign. The Jammu and Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) has launched a signature campaign to mobilize public support for Mohd. Afzal Guru. The media, academics, various NGOs, students and other representatives of the society have participated in the launch ceremony.
If you think this is a grossly incorrect act and there should be no revision of death penalty, you can register your protest by sending an automated e-letter to President and thereby participating in this online signature drive, which would truly be the Voice of the people supporting the Supreme Court.
According to the police, Mohammad Afzal dropped out of Jhelum Valley Medical College where he was studying medicine and crossed the LoC in 1990 for arms training and returned the following year.
'Seeing the support from Human rights and political groups for a terrorist, we feel cheated. This is not what my father laid down his life for.' - Sunder Singh Patel, son of Delhi Police head constable Ghanshayam Patel, who lost his life defending the Parliament house.
A shocked Awdesh Kumar, whose wife Kamlesh Kumari, a CRPF constable, was killed in the attack, said 'he (Guru) was involved in the attack on Parliament. His role was established and the trial took place from a lower court to the Supreme Court. Now why all of a sudden, the Human rights groups and political parties have started raising their voice?'
Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Ghulam Nabi Azad has lent support to the demand that Mohammad Afzal Guru, sentenced to death for the 2001 terror attack on the Indian Parliament, be pardoned. Azad has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to intervene to get a Presidential pardon for 'Guru'. Citing public sentiment in Kashmir Valley as the reason, he has Mr. Manmohan Singh to use his good offices to obtain a Presidential clemency for 'Guru'.
The Congress has said that it neither endorsed nor rejected CM Azad's stand and skirted queries. Why Congress needs special consideration over the issue? The CPI-M has openly supported terrorist Afzal and demanded to review the verdict.
'A sad chapter would have been written in Indian history, if the security forces had not shown extreme valour and alertness in foiling the attack [on Parliament].' - Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, Congress ('The Hindu', 10 April 2006)
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