STUDENTS OF the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial (MGM) Medical College carried out a massive signature campaign in the City on Monday urging the President not to pardon Mohd Afzal, who was convicted for the attack on Indian Parliament and is facing execution.
The students put up a huge vinyl board at the main gate of the college with slogans against Afzal, terrorism and a quote ‘Quran says that there is provision of death for death’ on behalf of citizens of Indore. It also demanded hanging of Afzal Guru in the open in front of the masses.
Hundreds of people, apart from the students, came forward to sign on the blank space provided on the board. The medicos also gave the e-mail address of President of India to nearly 350 persons who expressed willingness to write to him urging against clemency to Afzal.
The campaign was convened by the BJP Medical Cell to draw attention of the people towards the serious issue. “We think that no Supreme Court decision should be challenged. So there is no question of demanding something against the SC’s decision of hanging Afzal.
Secondly, why don’t these people (who want clemency) see that nine jawans were killed while saving our honour during the attack on Parliament? What will happen to their families?” queried Medical Cell secretary Dr Anand Rai. “That is why we carried out this campaign - to sensitise people and evoke their response on this grave matter,” he said.