Bhullar ruling to remind J&K of `miscarriage of justice` in Guru`s case: NC, PDP
Srinagar: With Supreme Court commuting Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar`s death sentence to life term, NC and PDP on Monday raked up the execution of Afzal Guru, saying the verdict will keep reminding Kashmir of the "miscarriage of justice" in the Parliament attack case.
Ruling National Conference said the SC`s order for Bhullar highlighted "discrimination somewhere in the system" that made the Centre "expedite" the death sentence of Guru without him being afforded "adequate opportunities and provisions to appeal for mercy".
"While we do not resent, nor oppose the relief provided to Bhullar, we cannot help but wonder why this could not be done in Guru`s case. Both the legal process that led to the execution of Guru as well as the manner of his execution raised a lot of questions about the objectivity and neutrality of our legal system," NC spokesperson Junaid Mattu said in a statement here.
Reacting to the verdict, Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti said: "Such development as like the latest by the apex court or its earlier verdict on convicts who have been on death row has re-opened the wounds of Kashmiris."
The SC commuted the death sentence of Bhullar, convicted in 1993 Delhi bomb blast case, to life term on the grounds of delay in deciding his mercy plea and his medical condition.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- RJD strongman Shahabuddin brought to Delhi
- NSG now 'nine times' stronger; receives technological strength from 12 countries!
- UP elections in third phase; voting on 69 seats of 12 districts
- DNA: Today in History, 18th February, 2017
- Panel discussion over why SP government is backing Gayatri Prajapati
- 'BJP is winning by absolute majority in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections'
- 7th Pay Commission: Allowances committee raises HRA to 30%?
- India can meet its energy requirements from Moon by 2030, says ISRO
- J&K: 26 soldiers martyred, 22 militants killed as Army steps up security in Valley
- Virat Kohli becomes first Indian sportsperson to sign Rs 100-crore endorsement deal