Afzal Guru's hanging: Political parties say justice done
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Alvi said the capital punishment to Afzal Guru would send a message to all terror outfits that India will not tolerate terror.
"We have sent a message to the world that we cannot tolerate terrorism at any cost. Anybody committing any acts of terror will be punished. People of our country and government have zero tolerance for terrorism", he said.
Taking a swipe at the BJP, Alvi said terrorists released by the NDA government during the Kandahar plane hijack episode were those who planned attack on Parliament.
BJP spokesman Rajiv Pratap Rudy said: "Though delayed, we still feel that the hanging of Afzal Guru was a right action. This action is delayed. But undoubtedly it is a welcome action."
CPI(M) said the law of the land has taken its course as far as attack on the Indian Parliament is concerned.
"I think, the law of the land with all its provisions has finally been completed as far as the Afzal Guru case and the attack on the Indian Parliament is concerned. The issue which had been lingering for the past 11 years has finally completed its its due course," CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury said.
In Srinagar, People's Democratic Party expressed disappointment over Guru's hanging, saying the "sensitivities" of the people of Jammu and Kashmir should have been taken into account before taking the decision.
PDP spokesman Naeem Akhtar also criticised Guru's burial inside the prison complex in New Delhi, saying the body should have been given to his family in Kashmir.
The All Party Hurriyat Conference announced a four-day mourning on the death of Guru.
"We call on people to observe four-day mourning on the hanging of Guru. A complete shutdown will be observed over the mourning period," Hurriyat Conference spokesman Shahidul Islam told PTI in Srinagar.
Shiv Sena, another party strident in its demand for Guru's execution, welcomed his hanging, saying the government showed "courage" in taking this decision.
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