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Should Mohd Afzal be pardoned?

October 02, 2006

Mohammed Afzal Guru has been sentenced to death for his role in the attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001. His execution is scheduled to take place on October 20.

Protests against the death sentence have erupted across Jammu and Kashmir, Afzal's home state; he belongs to Tarzu village near Sopore town. Chief Minister Ghulam Nadi Azad himself asked for clemency for Afzal. Other prominent voices include former chief minister and Rajya Sabha member Farooq Abdullah, who will meet President Kalam to make the request, stating that Afzal 'had not been given a chance to defend himself'.

The clemency requests have set off a controversy over the matter. The Bharatiya Janata Party, in particular, flayed Azad's statement, saying that this indicated the Congress' lax attitude towards terror.

Meanwhile, Afzal's family has travelled to Delhi, hoping that he will be granted clemency.

What is your opinion? Do you think that granting Afzal clemency would be justified? Should he be executed for his role in the terror attack? Tell us.

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Number of User Comments: 2368

Sub: He should be hanged as the attack on parliament is an attack on our democracy

First all these activists going to on the roads protesting for clemency to afzal should be hanged

Posted by Vijay

Sub: Should Mohd Afzal be pardoned

I dont think he needs to be pardoned - there is no reason for that. His family should have stopped him from being a terrorist ...

Posted by Smitha

Sub: Yes in all fairness

Yes in all fairness. He should be forgiven.It was all planted by the politician, why was not a single one of them killed?????has anybody thought ...

Posted by Messenger

Sub: cant hang everyone

a man grows up and alongwith grows his perception of the way things are.afzal guru has grown up in society and has many takers for ...

Posted by sagar

Sub: Should Mohd Afzal be pardoned?

Given the prevailing situation at J&K, President should reconsider the decision of Afzal's Execution.mostly Kahmiris already preparing mindset for a seperate nation.under such circumstances, President ...

Posted by Tufail Khan



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