Afzal Guru is hanged:
Daniel comes to judgement and the prime accused of the terror attack on the Parliament of the country, Afzal Guru, was hanged on Saturday, the 9th February’2013, around 8 years after the incident. He showed no signs of any remorse while being hanged, a committed killer as he was. It was nearly a week before hanging that the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, had rejected his mercy petition followed by necessary instructions as from the Home Ministry to execute the order. The adage reading like “Der aayad, durust aayad” (It is never too late to mend) quite applies to the case, and some thing that should have been done much earlier has at least been done now sending a clear message to the world as a whole that India is not a country to tolerate terrorism. This is a delayed message but is meaningful still.
The issue of the type like this is normally not supposed to form any political agenda and requires to be dealt with in an impartial manner much above any politics. It is a different matter that in India nothing moves without some politics or the other. As highlighted by the media, the news says that a great weapon of attack in the armoury of the BJP against the Congress has now been snatched away by the ruling collision after hanging Afzal Guru preceded by hanging of Ajmal Amir Kasab. There are also the talks that these decisions have been taken with a view to appeasing the electorate for the purpose of elections due just the next year. Whatever it is, the fact remains that the people of the country feel happy and satisfied with the punishment awarded to both Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afzal Guru, and their feelings as such have to be read in an exclusive context of the country’s interest as a whole rising above any kind of political manoeuvrings.