Terror convict Afzal Guru himself cross-examined many witnesses during trial in the 2001 Parliament attack case, but even that didn't help him escape capital punishment, Rajesh Ahuja reports.
A major correction in public discourse is needed to pre-empt any negative fallout from Guru’s hanging in Kashmir. Otherwise, we would end up with a repeat of what transpired in the aftermath of Maqbool Bhat’s 1984 journey to the gallows, writes Vinod Sharma
Muslim community leaders in Kolkata on Saturday welcomed the Centre’s decision to hang Afzal Guru, but said “Hindu terrorists” should be similarly hanged, Ravik Bhattacharya reports.
The man awarded death penalty for the December 13, 2001 terror attack aimed at eliminating the entire political leadership of the country has finally been executed. Satya Prakash reports.
Lodged in prison number 3 of Delhi's high profile Tihar Jail, India's most talked about terror convict Afzal Guru always longed for his son Ghalib. He wished to see him more often but had himself decided against it, Sahil Makkar reports.
The political controversy notwithstanding, the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has triggered a massive legal debate over whether Guru was properly represented in the court or not. Nagendar Sharma reports.
The hanging of Afzal Guru received scant attention in Pakistan with most media channels not even running the story in their hourly headlines, Imtiaz Ahmad reports.
The hangings of Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afzal Guru — in a gap of two-and-half months is to change the image of the UPA government. Shekhar Iyer
reports. Why UPA took this decision now
Saluting the Indian law over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru hanging, superstar Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said the law should be followed and respected by one and all.
Political parties today said justice has been done with the execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru even as BJP questioned the delay in carrying out the death sentence.
Tihar Jail, the largest prison of India, witnessed a hanging on Saturday after 24 years, when the 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was executed early morning, an official said.
Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged at 8am on Saturday in front of eight people in the Tihar Jail in a procedure that took eight minutes, prison sources said on Saturday.
Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani, who was acquitted in the Parliament attack case, said today that Afzal Guru's family was not told about his hanging.
The family of Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Tihar jail today, sought permission to perform his last rites in accordance with religious traditions. Guru's body was buried inside the jail premises, said officials. Afzal Guru hanged
Curfew has been imposed in the Kashmir valley following hanging of the Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru in Delhi's Tihar jail today. Curfew imposed in Srinagar