Gadkari alleges Congress treating Afzal Guru as its 'son-in-law'

     Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari has asked the centre to stop treating Parliament attack case convict Afzal Guru as the son-in-law of the Congress party. Addressing a party rally here on Thursday, Gadkari said: "I want to ask the Congress leaders if Afzal Guru is their son-in-law. It is a party full of fearful people. They can never fight with terrorists and can never get rid of terrorism. It is a party which will bow down in front of terrorists and can never protect India." Afzal was awarded the death sentence by a Delhi court on December 18, 2002 after being convicted of conspiracy to attack Parliament on December 13, 2001, waging war against the country and committing murder. Delhi High Court upheld the death sentence on October 29, 2003 and his appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court two years later on August four, 2005. Following this, Afzal filed a mercy petition with the President, who forwarded it to Union Home Ministry for its comments. The 2001 Parliament attack, led to the death of a dozen people; five terrorists, six policemen and a civilian.

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