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Saddam's friend mourns his execution

india Updated: Dec 30, 2006 13:42 IST

An old friend of ousted Iraq President Saddam Hussein and Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) chairman Bhim Singh on Saturday described the hanging of Hussein as "the darkest Bakar-Id of the 21st century, which the world would observe."

Addressing a press conference in Jammu on Saturday, JKNPP chairman and Legislator Bhim Singh who has spent several occasions with Saddam during latter's regime in Iraq, alleged that "US has demonstrated arrogance of power by hanging a head of the state-Saddam Hussein." "Most treacherous part is that Saddam was put in jail by invading Iraq in violation of the principles of United Nations," added Singh.

Strongly condemning the hanging of Saddam, Bhim Singh pointed out that "Saddam Hussein was charged of killing 148 people but what about US President George Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. The duo is responsible for 5.5 lakh killings of innocent civilians of Iraq. They should be tried for such a heinous crime and genocide of the people."

"Under which law Saddam Hussein has been hanged?" questioned Singh adding that "Iraq was already under Army occupation, which created a tribunal that finally ordered death sentenced. It was shocking that three of the total judges in the tribunal that opposed death sentenced were dismissed."

"Its unfortunate that the hanging has been executed when over 25 lakh Hajis from the world over have gathered in Arab on the eve of Id Mubarak. It clearly indicates what was the intention of US and how fair the trial was of Saddam Hussein," lamented JKNPP leader.

Terming Saddam Hussein's hanging as a great assault on Islamic World, Bhim Singh said "Bush and Blair would be tried in court of general public so that their misdeeds could be exposed." He also appealed to the Muslim community spread over the world not to fall in conspiracy of America that is attempting to divide them in the name of Shias and Sunnis to establish control over the Islamic countries.

Bhim Singh also alleged that "Palestinian leader Yassir Arfat was also slow poisoned to death by US."

Email Zorawar Singh Jamwal: zorawarjamwal123@rediffmail.com

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