Don`t undermine constitution: Cong on Afzal issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 22:10

New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday said that no one
should undermine the constitutional process on the issue of
death penalty to Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru whose
mercy petition is pending with the President.
"Our stand on such matter does not change like weather
....does not swing like pendulum. All stakeholders must
continue to have faith and reliance on the constitutional
process and nothing should be done to undermine it," party
spokesman Abhishek Singhvi told reporters.

The government has forwarded the mercy petition of Guru to
President Pratibha Patil for a decision with a recommendation
that he may be executed.

The Home Ministry recommendations are not binding on the
President. She can decide whether or not Afzal Guru should be
given clemency and his death sentence converted into life
imprisonment.
A resolution seeking clemency for Guru was stalled in
Jammu and Kashmir Assembly today as pandemonium broke out
after Congress and BJP members clashed on two separate
issues and nearly came to blows, leading to adjournment of the
House without any business being transacted.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 22:10

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