Afzal Guru's hanging 'judicial murder', says Pak senator

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 11, 2013 07:30 hrs

A Pakistani senator has strongly condemned and termed the hanging by India of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru as "judicial murder" and "a gross travesty of justice".

Mushahid Hussain Sayed- chairman of Senate Committee on Defence and Defence Production and Secretary General of Pakistan Muslim League- Quaid (PML-Q)- said that even the Supreme Court of India in its judgment of August 5, 2005 on Guru had made it clear that it was awarding the death sentence "because the collective conscience of society will only be satisfied if capital punishment is awarded", reports The Nation.

Guru was convicted for his role in plotting the December 13, 2001, attack on Parliament House, in which 10 people were killed when five armed terrorists stormed into the complex. Hundred MPs, then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his cabinet ministers were inside.

Sayed said there was a wave of resentment not just among the Kashmiri people, but also among the of people of Pakistan because of this unjust and cruel act of "hanging an innocent person". (ANI)

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