Afzal’s Hanging was a Mistake: Tharoor


New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said that the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru was wrong and the hanging was badly handled by the government. He also said that Guru’s body should have been handed over to his family members.

On Guru’s second death anniversary, Tharoor tweeted that the family members should have been informed and given a chance to meet him for the last time and his body should have been handed over to the family members.

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His statement comes after five Congress MLAs from Jammu and Kashmir signed a statement calling Guru’s hanging a ‘mistake’

Guru was hanged on February 9 2013 after being convicted in 2001 attacks on Indian Parliament.