Guru's hanging according to law of land: Digvijay
New Delhi, Feb 9: Asserting that fast track courts should be set up to deal expeditiously with terror cases, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said the government took the decision to hang 2001 Parliament attack convict according to the law of the land.
Stating that the Congress has never been soft on terror and never compromised on security, Singh said anyone involved in terror and convicted by the Supreme Court deserves no mercy.
"The decision to hang Afzal Guru has been taken as per law of the land," he added.
Singh called for setting up of fast track courts to tackle terror cases.
"I would request the government to consider fast track courts to tackle terror cases, so that we can wipe out the terror," he added.
Singh further said the amount of damage terrorism has inflicted on the Congress is incomparable.
Digvijay stepped up attack on BJP following the execution of Guru, saying the opposition party had compromised with militants in the Kandahar plane hijack in 1999.
He also asked political parties not to politicise the issue of delay in the execution saying the government took the decision after going through all standard procedures.
"Has the BJP not compromised with terrorists? After the hijack of Indian Airlines plane to Kandahar, who released the dreaded terrorists?", Singh asked.
Digvijay was among the strong votary in the Congress to hang Afzal Guru.
On many occasions, Digvijay had advocated execution of Guru.
"Supreme Court has given him the death sentence for the kind of crime he has committed. It should be done (carried out) at the earliest", Singh had said.
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