2001 Parliament Attack

  • Pak passes resolution on Afzal, India says 'don't interfere' March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: India has reacted strongly to a resolution passed by the Pakistani Parliament condemning Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution and demanding that his body be returned to his family. External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said that Pakistan has no jurisdiction over action taken by the Government of India...
  • Pakistan reacts cautiously to Afzal Guru's execution February 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan on February 11 reacted cautiously to the execution of Afzal Guru, hanged for his role in the 2001 attack on the Indian parliament, saying it did not want to "go into details" of his trial. Responding to a question regarding the hanging of Guru, Foreign Office spokesman Moazzam Khan...
  • UP: 13 booked for burning effigies of Sonia, PM February 10, 2013

    Sambhal: An FIR has been registered against 13 persons for allegedly burning effigy of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi protesting the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. The FIR was registered at Sambhal police station on Saturday night under section 188 IPC (Disobedience to order) and...
  • Amnesty condemns Afzal Guru's execution February 10, 2013

    London: Global human rights group Amnesty International on Saturday said the hanging of Mohammad Afzal Guru, convicted of conspiracy to attack Indian Parliament, indicates a "disturbing and regressive trend" towards executions shrouded in secrecy. "We condemn the execution in the strongest possible terms. This very regrettably puts India in opposition...
  • Afzal Guru hanging: Curfew clamped in Kashmir February 9, 2013

    Srinagar: As 2001 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was hanged in Tihar Jail in the national capital on Saturday morning, curfew was clamped across districts in Kashmir Valley. The uneasy calm in the streets was, however, broken a few times through the day with protests which erupted in Sopore and...
  • This is a day for calm and restraint, says RPN Singh February 11, 2013

    Minister of State for Home Affairs RPN Singh has said that the body of Afzal Guru, who was convicted in the 2001 Parliament attack, was hanged and also buried inside Tihar Jail due to security reasons. Expressing his belief that the execution of Afzal Guru would not affect India's relationship with...
  • Afzal Guru's execution a strong message to terrorists: CRPF ASI Santosh Kumar February 9, 2013

    CRPF ASI D Santosh Kumar, who was one the security men at Parliament on the day of the attack and killed three terrorists, said that the execution of Afzal Guru was a strong message to terrorists. He said he was very happy with the decision. ...
  • Are there political reasons behind Afzal Guru's hanging? February 9, 2013

    In a surprising move, Afzal Guru, convicted in the 2001 Parliament attack case, was hanged on Saturday morning. ...
  • Afzal Guru hanged and buried, curfew clamped in Kashmir February 9, 2013

    After years of uncertainty, the UPA government surprisingly decided to hang Afzal Guru on Saturday. ...
  • Afzal hanging: We salute law of land, says Amitabh Bachchan February 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Saluting the Indian law over Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru hanging, actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday said the law should be followed and respected by one and all. "We all should follow the law. Whatever India has done, has been done within the ambit of the law," Bachchan said. "Whoever...
  • Over 11 years after Parliament attack, why has Afzal Guru been hanged now? February 9, 2013

    New Delhi: The hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru has been pending since August 2005, when the Supreme Court rejected his plea challenging the death sentence that was awarded to him by a Delhi court in 2002. Since then, the government has been under pressure from the Opposition and...
  • 2001 Parliament attack: MPs pay homage to martyrs December 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Parliamentarians led by Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar on Thursday paid homage to martyrs on the 11th anniversary of the attack on Parliament. UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, BJP leader LK Advani, Leaders of Opposition in the Lok Sabha...
  • Will study Afzal Guru's mercy plea, says Pranab July 23, 2012

    New Delhi: India's President elect Pranab Mukherjee has given his first interview to CNN-IBN after winning the President poll. Speaking to CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Pranab said he will study Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's clemency plea, but won't comment on it before that. "I can't comment on Afzal...
  • Reject Afzal Guru's plea: Shiv Sena to Pranab July 23, 2012

    Mumbai: Less than 24 hours after Pranab Mukherjee was elected as the 13th President of India, parties that favoured him are already trying to extract their pound of flesh. Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray, through party mouth piece 'Saamna', wants Pranab Mukherjee to begin his presidency by dealing with the...