Prez decision not taken on Afzal Guru`s mercy peti
New Delhi: Home Minister P Chidambaram on Friday
said no decision has been taken by President Pratibha Patil on
Parliament attack accused Afzal Guru`s petition seeking
commutation of death sentence.
"President`s decision (on his mercy plea) is not made. So
there is no scope for discussion," he told reporters.
He was replying to a question about a resolution listed
by an independent MLA in Jammu and Kashmir seeking clemency
The resolution was stalled in the Assembly on September
28 after pandemonium broke out leading to adjournment of the
House without any business being transacted.
The private member`s resolution, submitted by Sheikh
Abdul Rashid, lapsed and cannot come up in the ongoing
nine-day Assembly session which ends on Tuesday.
When asked to comment on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah`s recent comment that Guru case will lead to
fresh round of militancy in the state, Chidambaram reiterated,
"No decision yet on Afzal Guru`s mercy petition."
The issue hold prominence as the chief minister has
recently tweeted about Tamil Nadu Assembly passing a
resolution for convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination
Guru has been sentenced to death for his involvement in
2001 Parliament attack which killed 13 people and injured many
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