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UPA dilly-dallying over hanging Afzal: RSS

Last updated on: September 28, 2009 23:31 IST

The RSS has accused Congress-led UPA of dilly-dallying over the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru to appease the minority community.

"Three years after the Supreme Court handed death sentence to Afzal in Parliament attack case, the UPA is dithering over carrying it out. By various implied statements the (UPA) government has conveyed that hanging him (Afzal) would hurt the sentiments of a section of the society and it is sitting over the mercy petition," RSS mouthpiece Organiser said in the editorial in its latest edition.

The Supreme Court asked the Centre last week to decide fast on the death sentences, the weekly magazine said.

"We must say with the greatest emphasis that human beings are not chattels and should not be used as pawns in furthering some larger political or government policy," it said quoting a directive by a bench of Justice H S Bedi and J M Panchal.

"The truth is that the UPA government has fallen to such levels that even crime and punishment have assumed communal colours. It is only the misplaced and myopic vision of a pervert mind that can connect Afzal to a section of a community in India," the editorial added.

Saying that one of the favourite phrases of Indian politicians is that 'the law will take its own course', 'Organiser' editorial underlined, "If it was true, the Supreme Court would not be reminding the government about carrying out the death sentences.

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