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TN resolution on Rajiv killers not binding: Govt

Law Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly seeking amnesty for Rajiv Gandhi`s killers was not binding on anybody.



New Delhi: Law Minister Salman Khurshid
on Tuesday said the resolution passed by the Tamil Nadu Assembly
seeking amnesty for Rajiv Gandhi`s killers was not binding on
anybody.

"The state government resolution is not binding on
anyone. The state government passes a resolution... I am sure
that at the level at which it must be taken seriously and
considered it will be taken," Khurshid told reporters outside
Parliament House here in reply to a question.

The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a resolution
demanding that the three killers of former prime minister
Rajiv Gandhi should not be hanged. The execution was to take
place on September 9.

Khurshid evaded questions on the High Court decision
staying the execution but maintained that it was only an
interim order.

"I cannot interfere with any high court decision. I am
only here cognizant of what the decision of the President
was. That is all I know," he said.

"High Courts and the Supreme Court can take their own
view. I cannot comment on any view they have taken
particularly till the view becomes final. It is an interim
order which they have passed and I am sure the government will
respond to it," Khurshid added.

PTI

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