Looks like President Pranab Mukherjee is keen on taking prompt decisions on pending mercy pleas.He has sought Union Home Ministry’s opinion on eight other pending mercy petitions.
Who is he trying to impress ? 😉
After Ajmal Kasab it was Afzal Guru who was ‘hanged till death’ for aiding a terror attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001 sending a strong message to the terrorist outfits raging a war against India and also a strong message to the opposition parties that Congress led UPA knows 2014 General Elections are ahead. 😉
Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front,Yasin Malik, was seen attending a hunger strike protest in Islamabad,Pakistan against the hanging of Afzal Guru(guilty of aiding 2001 Parliament Attack) and sharing the same stage was LeT chief , Hafiz Saeed – the kingpin terrorist who master-minded Mumbai Terror Attack 2008.
Yasin Malik , who has been a well noticed name of terror in the past and had a vital hand in driving away Kashmiri Pandits from the valley has always been promoting separation of Jammu and Kashmir from India. Indian Govt is yet to take a call on Yasin Malik’s controversial visit to Pakistan and sharing of stage with India’s most wanted terrorist, Hafiz Saeed.