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October 10, 2006

Widows of security men who died in the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament on Tuesday met President A P J Abdul Kalam to plead against mercy for convicted mastermind Mohammad Afzal Guru, who faces execution.

"We told the President that if one terrorist is spared, 100,000 more will come up," Ganga Devi, widow of sub-inspector Nanak Chand, said after meeting Kalam. "It's karva chauth (a religious occasion when women pray for long life for their husbands) today and we pleaded for execution of Afzal."

Seven women, who lost their husbands in the Parliament attack, were part of an eleven-member group that petitioned to Kalam that Afzal deserved no clemency and that there should be a fixed time limit for the council of ministers to give advice to the President on mercy petitions.


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Sub: Afjzal

The plight of these brave families can be understood only by those whose near and dear ones have laid their life (not those who died ...

Posted by AKG

Sub: Widows want death for Afzal

Definition of Indian Constitution: A reservoir of Injustice disguised as Justice

Posted by atul

Sub: Afzal should be killed!

Afzal should be killed! There is a limit to tolerance, We cannot give any excuses to such hardcore terrorists.

Posted by sitra

Sub: Bravo

And we thought our government will save us. Guess we are wrong they are more interested in saving terrorists and assume they will gain votes ...

Posted by PKG

Sub: Justice should prevail

Dear sir, If Afzal has been prooved guilty of supporting terrorist, and if he is involved in the attack on parliament which resulted in the ...

Posted by daniel


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