Afzal Guru’s hanging will give the victims’ kin some closure
This refers to the report Afzal Guru hanged at last (February 10). The hangings of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Amir Kasab and Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru in a gap of two-and-half months will send a strong message to the world that India will not tolerate terrorism at any cost. There’s no doubt that by letting the law takes its course, the government has shown that India is committed to upholding the rule of law. Though many politicians are questioning the timing of Guru’s hanging, this culmination of a legal process will bring a sense of closure to the families of those who fell to the bullets of the terrorists on the fateful day and have been waiting for justice for the past 11 years.
Rajiv Jain, Delhi
By terming the considerations behind the Afzal Guru’s hanging ‘political’, certain politicians have let the nation down. It is time we realise that the matter of country’s sovereignty is above partisan politics. To suggest the decision was taken because the government wanted to divert attention from burning issues facing the country would be imprudent.
Bal Govind, Noida
More than just parochialism
With reference to the editorial No hand of god here (February 6), there’s no doubt that parochialism prevails in our country, but to draw equivalence with the continued attempts to talibanise Kas-hmiri society essentially trivalises the voices that are challenging it. Therefore, the fatwa against all-girl band Pragaash must be seen in the context of Pakistan’s anti-India jihad that targets every aspect of Kashmir’s synchretic culture. Only unambiguous rejection of the fatwa is the solution, lest the very idea of India is threatened in the long run.
Lalit Ambardar, Delhi
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