Explain delay in hanging Afzal: BJP

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 07:10 hrs

Chennai/New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The BJP Saturday asked why the government "inordinately delayed" the execution of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

But the hanging was still welcome, Bharatiya Janata Party leader M. Venkaiah Naidu told IANS.

"Perhaps the government is acting now against the death convicts as it suffers from policy paralysis. Whatever the intention, the government has to explain the inordinate delay in the execution," he said.

Another BJP leader, Ravishankar Prasad, added that the hanging "ought to have taken place much earlier. Why there was so much delay in taking this decision is a serious question".

Prasad attacked rights activists who did not want Afzal Guru to hang.

"What about the human rights of those killed in terror attacks? Those who lost life in protecting parliament? Are there no human rights for their families?" he asked.

--Indo-Asian New Service


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