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By K.N. Pandita

Obstinate question were raised in many circles why Afzal Guru’s hanging was delayed inordinately.  Only the opposition did not do the ranting; even ordinary citizens, and more particularly, the kith and kin of nine security personnel martyred in Guru-led terrorist attack on the Parliament on 13 December 2001 demanded an answer. They had even returned the medals of bravery given posthumously for the valiant soldiers who laid down their life while defending the law makers inside the parliament house.

It is intriguing that nobody among officials and non-officials is prepared to give a precise and convincing answer. Is terrorism being politicised? Do the stakeholders want to draw mileage out of terrorists-related incidents?   Continue Reading…