Don't show mercy to Ajmal Kasab, Afzal Guru: Shiv Sena to President



Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Thursday urged President Pranab Mukherjee not to show any leniency towards terrorists Afzal Guru and Ajmal Kasab, whose mercy pleas are pending with him, and take a decision on hanging them at the earliest.

A Shiv Sena delegation met the President during his visit here and submitted a memorandum of demands.

"First these terrorists carry out terror attacks. When courts award them death penalty, they submit mercy pleas to the President and insult the country," the memorandum said.

Afzal Guru masterminded the attack on Parliament in December 2001 and Kasab killed scores of people during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Both have been sentenced to death.

The Shiv Sena urged the President to reject their mercy pleas and ensure that the government orders their hanging without delay.

IANS