Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah has said that he does not regret his comments over Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru's death sentence that have drawn him criticism from the main Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at the Centre.
Abdullah had sparked a controversy when he compared Parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru's death sentence with that of Rajiv killers.
"If J&K assembly had passed a resolution similar to the Tamil Nadu one for Afzal Guru would the reaction have been as muted? I think not," Abdullah posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
Mohammad Afzal, or Afzal Guru, was convicted of conspiracy in the Dec 2001 attack on Parliament and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004. Six security personnel were killed in the attack along with five terrorists.
The sentence was scheduled to be carried out in 2006 itself, but Afzal was given a stay of execution and remains on death row after his wife filed a mercy petition for Presidential clemency.