Afzal's execution is strong message to anti-India terrorists: ABVP

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 16:10 hrs

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) on Saturday welcomed the execution of 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and dubbed the decision as a strong message to the anti-India terrorist forces.

Umesh Dutt, secretary general of the ABVP, said that his organisation was continuously demanding his hanging and now the government has taken a right decision.

"The Supreme Court had awarded death sentence to Afzal Guru, but the government was delaying his execution. But, now we have been able to spread a clear-cut strong massage that India will not tolerate any anti-national activities," said Dutt through a press release

Afzal Guru was convicted of conspiracy in the December 2001 attack on Parliament and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004.

On December 13, 2001, five heavily-armed gunmen stormed the Parliament complex and opened indiscriminate fire, killing nine persons.

They included five Delhi Police personnel, a woman Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) official, two Parliament watch and ward staff and a gardener.

Guru was arrested within hours after the attack from a bus in the national capital. (ANI)

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