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September 27, 2006

Protestors took to the streets of Srinagar, demonstrating against the death sentence given to Jaish-e-Mohammed militant Mohammed Afzal, the mastermind of the December 13, 2001, attack on the Indian Parliament.

There were protests in the apple-rich town of Sopore too, 54 km from Srinagar, where Afzal's village Tarzu saw demonstrations.

A Delhi court on Tuesday ordered that Afzal be hanged on October 20.

Thirteen people -- five of them ultras -- were killed as terrorists stormed the Parliament after breaching the security cordon and opened indiscriminate fire on the morning of December 13, 2001.

Photograph: AFP/Getty Images


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Sub: indians should learn to be rational

i wont question afzals hanging.these things have happened in past also only the names have past it was bhagat sungh and now maqbool bhat ...

Posted by hassan

Sub: arundhati roy has no other work

i think arundhati roy has no other work than participating in all the events which are not good for the country. its a pity that ...

Posted by raj

Sub: Terror

There js not a severe punishment than hanging-- otherwise the terrorists deserve more severe punishment. Has anybody given a thought towards the fate of the ...

Posted by vasant

Sub: Spray bullets..

The people seen in the picture are no one but parts of terrorists groups. So deal with them firmly like spraying bullets upon them. After ...

Posted by Md. Yazed Alam Khan

Sub: Protesting for a killer

A man has to be held accountable for his actions, if the law says that he has to be hanged for them so be it. ...

Posted by Ravindra Dixit


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