PARLIAMENT ATTACK

  • Watch: Looking back at 2001 Parliament attack December 13, 2013

    Today is the 12th anniversary of the terror attack. Nine people, including eight security personnel, were killed in the December 13, 2001 terror attack on Parliament. ...
  • MPs pay homage to martyrs of 2001 terror attack on Parliament December 13, 2013

    New Delhi: Members of Parliament on Friday paid homage to the martyrs of the 2001 terror attack on Parliament. Today is the 12th anniversary of the terror attack. Nine people, including eight security personnel, were killed in the December 13, 2001 terror attack on Parliament. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha...
  • Afzal Guru's book released seven months after he was hanged September 18, 2013

    In a book released seven months after his execution, Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru had praised Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar for standing up to the United States and allied forces in Afghanistan. "Taliban commanded by the leader of the faithful Mullah Mohammad Omar is a ray of light in...
  • Police denies permission for Yasin Malik's protest in Delhi May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Delhi Police has denied permission to Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik to hold a 48hour hunger strike in the capital to press for his demands including handing over the body of Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru to his family. "Yes," said City Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar when...
  • Yasin Malik will not be allowed to stage protest in Delhi: Sources May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Kashmiri separatist leader Yasin Malik will not be allowed to stage any protest in New Delhi as announced by him, to press for handing over of the body of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to his family. Official sources said the Home Ministry is likely to advise the Delhi...
  • Parliament attack: Martyrs' families take bravery medals back March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: The family of eight security personnel, who died in the 2001 Parliament attack, on Saturday took back the gallantry medals, which they had returned in 2006, to protest against delay in the execution of Afzal Guru. The families of those who lost their lives in the attack received...
  • Omar government again seeks return of Afzal's body March 20, 2013

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday again demanded the return of parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body to his family. Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Mir Saifullah said the mortal remains of Guru must be handed over to his family. "That's our stand." He said this in the assembly...
  • J&K Police claim to have cracked CRPF camp attack case March 19, 2013

    Srinagar: Police today claimed to have cracked the suicide attack case on a CRPF camp here with the arrest of four persons, including an LeT militant from Pakistan, and recovered huge cache of arms, but said investigation did not prove that the attack was linked to execution of Parliament attack...
  • Afzal resolution: India cancels hockey tour with Pakistan March 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Amidst uproar in India over Pakistan's resolution against Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's execution, sources say the government has called of the India-Pakistan Hockey series. The series was scheduled to be held from April 5 in India. India-Pakistan Hockey matches were also scheduled to be held in Pakistan...
  • 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...
  • Yasin Malik returns to India, faces protests March 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Returning from a private visit to Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) leader Yasin Malik on Saturday faced a protest from some right-wing activists, demanding his arrest for sharing a stage along with 26/11 accused Hafiz Saeed. "There were protests outside the airport after Malik arrived but nothing...
  • Govt unlikely to hand over Afzal's body to his family: sources February 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The government is unlikely to hand over slain Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's body to his family in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources in the Home Ministry say they are not considering handing over the body to his family as this may lead to security issues in the valley. Sources...
  • Curfew continues in Srinagar, relaxed in many towns February 14, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew continued for the sixth day in the old city areas of Srinagar on February 14, even as authorities decided to extend curfew relaxation in many other towns of the valley. Curfew was imposed in parts of the state after Afzal Guru, convicted in the parliament attack case of...
  • Afzal hanging: Curfew lifted in some areas of Srinagar February 13, 2013

    Srinagar: Curfew was lifted from three police station areas in the city while it was relaxed "indefinitely" in five other police station areas even as rest of Kashmir Valley remained under restrictions for the fifth consecutive day on February 13. "Curfew has been lifted from Nigeen, Lal Bazaar and Zakura...
  • The Last Word: Has the time come for India to abolish death penalty February 12, 2013

    At least five persons were injured as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir on Tuesday against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. ...
  • One injured in Kashmir protests over Afzal hanging February 12, 2013

    Srinagar: One person was injured on February 12 as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, officials said. Muzamil Rather was hit in the eye by a pellet fired by security forces chasing a group of stonepelting protesters in Sheeri area of...
  • Iftekhar Gilani's detention unfortunate: Tewari February 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Terming as "unfortunate" the detention of journalist Iftekhar Gilani by Delhi Police, Information and Broadcasting minister Manish Tewari on Monday said if there is evidence against him, it should be brought on record or else action should be taken against responsible police officials. Gilani, the soninlaw of Kashmiri separatist...
  • 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...
  • Speed Post from Tihar on Afzal Guru's hanging reaches his family February 11, 2013

    Srinagar: Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's family on Monday received the speed post from Tihar jail informing them about his hanging. The letter reached Afzal Guru's family at 11 am on Monday. Earlier on Sunday, Afzal Guru's family had claimed that they were not informed about his hanging and came to...
  • Afzal Guru's belongings to be returned to his family February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: Afzal Guru's belongings like books, clothes, spectacles and a radio are likely to be returned to his family by authorities of Tihar Jail where the Parliament attack convict was hanged in an operation shrouded in secrecy. "We will follow the jail manual on the issue," a senior Tihar Jail...
  • J&K: Two youths critically injured in security forces action February 10, 2013

    Srinagar: Two youths were critically injured allegedly in security forces action against persons staging a demonstration in north Kashmir's Baramulla district against hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru. "Two persons have been critically injured in Watergam area of Baramulla district," a police spokesman said. He said the police was...
  • 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...
  • I was detained for speaking to media: SAR Geelani February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: A day after he was detained following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Delhi University lecturer SAR Geelani on Sunday said his detention by police happened because he had spoken to the media. "They did not want me to speak to the press, so they detained me," Geelani told...
  • 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...
  • Parliament attack victims' families to write to Pranab February 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The families of victims of the 2001 parliament attack will write to President Pranab Mukherjee to get back the bravery awards returned by them earlier, Maninderjit Singh Bitta, former Indian Youth Congress chief, said on Saturday. "The families of the victims of the parliament attack will write to the...
  • 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 9, 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. ...