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Afzal issue: Widows of guards to meet Kalam

Widows of security men killed in 2001 attack will meet Kalam tomorrow to plead against clemency for Afzal.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2006 14:08 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Widows of security personnel who died during the 2001 Parliament attack will meet President APJ Abdul Kalamon Tuesdayto plead against clemency for Mohammad Afzal who faces execution in connection with the case.

All India Anti-Terrorist Front chief MS Bittasaid that they would meet Kalam at 2.45pmon Tuesdayat the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Last week, they submitted a memorandum with the Rashtrapati Bhavan, opposing clemency for Afzal.

"They have now been granted an appointment with the President forTuesday and will present their viewpoint on the execution order against Afzal," Bitta said.

The delegation of nine such families, which will call on Kalam, will also include children of the slain security personnel, he added.

First Published: Oct 09, 2006 14:08 IST