BJP to protest clemency for Afzal
THE BHARATIYA Janata Party will launch a statewide movement from October 15 to 20 in protest against the clemency appeal to the President from certain quarters to pardon terrorist Mohd Afzal Guru.india Updated: Oct 13, 2006 17:02 IST
THE BHARATIYA Janata Party will launch a statewide movement from October 15 to 20 in protest against the clemency appeal to the President from certain quarters to pardon terrorist Mohd Afzal Guru.
The Bharatiya Janata Party activists would hang Afzal’s effigies in all the districts on October 20. State Bharatiya Janata Party president Satyanarayan Jatia criticised J&K chief minister Gulam Nabi Azad for his appeal saying it (the appeal) had raised a question mark against his commitment to national security.
Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) State President Dheeraj Pateria told that BJYM activists would stage demonstrations at all the district headquarters on October 18 and would hold a symbolic execution of Afzal’s effigy on October 20.
The State BJP organising general secretary Kaptan Singh Solanki said in a statement those who pleaded for pardon to Mohd Afzal should go through the Supreme Court’s ruling on clemency.
He said the countrymen wanted execution of the Supreme Court’s judgment on capital punishment to the terrorist. Solanki said the Congress played politics with the country’s security. In the previous Lok Sabha election the Congress projected
POTA associated with a particular religion and then buried POTA on assuming power.
India was the worst sufferer of terrorism and it was irony that the country faced the menace without any strict law like POTA to counter terrorism.
The State Bharatiya Janata Party minority cell president Kamalbhai Lalbhai has also demanded implementation of the Supreme Court judgment on the terrorist.
First Published: Oct 13, 2006 17:02 IST