BJP: Implement SC verdict in Afzal case
BJP WORKERS staged a demonstration at Roshanpura Square here on Saturday to demand implementation of the Supreme Court?s judgment in the Mohd Afzal case.Updated: Oct 15, 2006 15:12 IST
BJP WORKERS staged a demonstration at Roshanpura Square here on Saturday to demand implementation of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Mohd Afzal case.
Party workers assembled at the square and raised slogans against the Union Government and Congress party. Addressing the gathering, State BJP President Satyanarayan Jatia warned that if the Supreme Court judgment on Mohd Afzal was not honoured the BJP would continue with its agitation.
Senior BJP leader Kailash Joshi said the Congress was trying to mess up the issue by misusing the home and law ministries. This would prove harmful for the country.
The speakers lambasted Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his appeal to have Afzal pardoned of the capital punishment.
They blamed the Congress for adopting lenient policy on terrorism and not taking effective measures to check its spread in the country.
Those present on the occasion included Maya Singh, Chandramani Tripathi, Bhupendra Singh, Nandkumar Singh Chouhan, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Anil Dave, Roop Pamnani, Ajay Pratap Singh, Lal Singh Arya, Sharad Jain, Om Yadav, Rameshwar Sharma, Dr R S Goswami, Anju Makheeja and Alok Sanjar.
Later, a delegation of BJP leaders headed by Jatia submitted a memorandum to Governor Dr Balram Jakhar. Addressed to the President, the memorandum demands a check on the Central government’s interference in implementing the SC judgment.
Cong in favour of execution
STATE CONGRESS on Saturday said the party was in favour of the execution of the Parliament attack case convict, Mohammed Afzal.
Accusing the BJP of misleading people on the issue, State Congress spokesperson Manak Agrawal said the party should refrain from attributing the demand for clemency to Afzal to the Congress, which the party has never done.
First Published: Oct 15, 2006 15:12 IST