Former SC judge says Afzal hanged wrongly

Former SC judge says Afzal hanged wrongly

Kolkata: Former Supreme Court judge Ashok Ganguly today raised doubts over the handling of the 2013 execution of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying human rights prevail as long as the noose is not tightened around the neck.
“I am saying as a (former) judge the way the execution took place – his clemency petition was rejected on February 3 and the execution took place on February 9.This is wrong. He had the right to challenge it.

I think it is possible to hold an honest opinion that the Afzal Guru case was perhaps not correctly decided
—P.Chidambaram, former finance minister of India

Family members have the right to be informed about it. The human right is there as long as the noose is not tightened around the neck,” he said.
The former apex court judge was speaking at aid at the Telegraph National Debate here.


Hanging of Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon were politically motivated. There were some grounds for favouring the mercy petition of Yakub Memon. Afzal Guru was let down by the executive
—Justice AP Shah, ex-Delhi HC chief justice and former chairman of the Law Commission

One Response to "Former SC judge says Afzal hanged wrongly"

  1. Maharaj K Munshi   March 16, 2016 at 1:34 am

    I will not be surprised if these people say that Ajmal Kasab was also wrongly hanged.Ashok Ganguly was befittingly replied by Anupam Kher.lf these people can question Supreme Court & Indian judiciary which is generally LAX & gives full benefit of doubt to the defendant ,God can only save us.There is a video of Afzal Guru where he admits clearly that he assisted the terrorists. Shame on these traitors.It is only a tolerant country like India where such people can continue to live & thrive.