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Saddam verdict: India reacts guardedly

November 05, 2006 21:40 IST

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India on Sunday reacted guardedly to the death sentence awarded to former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein, saying such verdicts should not appear to be "victor's justice" and should be acceptable to the people of Iraq and the international community.

"Such life and death decisions require credible due process of law," External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said in New Delhi in a statement.

Mukherjee said India has always stood for a peaceful resolution of the problems of Iraq and "we hope that this verdict will not add to the suffering of the people of Iraq."

Mukherjee noted that there is an automatic appeal procedure.

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Sub: death sentence for saddam

dear Mr. PM You should not forget Saddam was a friend of India and by keeping silent we all are silent spectators to American Imperialism ...

Posted by Anish

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By this logic, the erstwhile British rule can work out a justification for killing Bahadur Shah Zafar (that he was an inefficient ruler for Hindustan), ...

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Indian Reaction is very poor in this regard. India is not following the friendship it enjoyed with Iraq previously.Saddam was no doubt an killer but ...

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If Saddam is Culprit, Bush too equally Culprit Bush attacked Iraq, ignoring the UN order saying Iraq has mass destruction weapons, later nothing was found, ...

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I appreciate india's stand on saddam hussains deth penalty. It seems that he didnt get much opportunity to defend himself, as the ruling was pre ...

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