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Pak resolution on Afzal draws parties’ ire

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 15, 2013
First Published: 00:43 IST(15/3/2013) | Last Updated: 00:45 IST(15/3/2013)

Pakistan parliament’s resolution condemning the hanging of Afzal Guru and its demand to hand over the body to his family drew angry reactions from different political parties in India.

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The Congress and CPM termed it as interference in India’s internal affairs and the BJP said Pakistan stood exposed as a terrorist state.

Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi said: “This is nothing but interference in our domestic affairs. Guru was hanged in accordance with the Indian law.”

Senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said: “It is most unfortunate. No sovereign country has a right to interfere or draw conclusions on a decision taken by another sovereign nation”.  

BJP spokesperson Rajiv Pratap Rudy asked Pakistan to mind its own business.

“The world now needs no confirmation that Pakistan is a terrorist state and its parliament pleads for terrorists. Pakistan is a failed state that had harboured Osama,” he said.


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