Afzal Guru was a terrorist, no one should eulogise him: Congress
Congress today deprecated a plan by some JNU students to hold a protest over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying no one should eulogise him as he was declared a terrorist by court and was hanged after a long-drawn judicial process.
New Delhi: Congress today deprecated a plan by some JNU students to hold a protest over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, saying no one should eulogise him as he was declared a terrorist by court and was hanged after a long-drawn judicial process.
"UPA govt carried out Afzal Guru's sentence after due process for 13th Dec, 2001 Parliament attack. No one should eulogise him," party communication department chief Randeep Surjewala said on Twitter.
Congress spokesperson RPN Singh said that a court had declared Guru a terrorist and the judgement was pronounced after giving him all the legal options available.
"He was hanged as a terrorist. We cannot have anarchy in our universities... The hanging was after a long-drawn judicial process," the Congress spokesperson said.
JNU administration today ordered a "disciplinary" inquiry into the holding of an event on campus against the hanging of Guru despite cancellation of permission for the same as the university was rocked by demonstrations by ABVP members demanding expulsion of the organisers of the protest.
Maintaining that the act by students amounted to "indiscipline" and any talk about the disintegration of the nation cannot be "national", the university authorities said that the matter will be investigated by a committee headed by the Chief Proctor of JNU.
The student organisers of the event had yesterday put up posters across the campus for a march to protest against the "judicial killing of Afzal Guru and Maqbool Bhatt" and in solidarity with "struggle" of Kashmiri migrants.
ABVP objected to the event and wrote to the JNU vice- chancellor that such marches should not be held on a university campus, prompting the university administration to order cancellation of the march as they "feared" that it might "disrupt" peace on campus.
But the organisers went ahead with the programme despite the cancellation of the permission and held what was described as a cultural programme, art and photo exhibition on the issue rather than a protest.