Better late than never: Narendra Modi on Afzal Guru's hanging

Written by Agencies | New Delhi | Updated: Feb 9 2013, 16:55pm hrs
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Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today welcomed the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru.

"Better late than never," Modi posted on microblogging site Twitter after the Centre announced that Guru was hanged at Tihar Jail here this morning.

Guru, a Jaish-e-Mohammed militant, was convicted of conspiracy in the December 2001 attack on Parliament and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004.

After the hanging of Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab, main opposition BJP had stepped up its demands for speedy execution of Guru.

Agzal Guru hanged: Tweets

Kiran Bedi @thekiranbedi

Afzal Guru hanged. Law finally turned FULL circle!

Rajdeep Sardesai @sardesairajdeep

Kasab hanged just before winter session.. Afzal guru hanged just before budget session! Coincidence

Tajinder Pal S Bagga @tajinderbagga

#AfzalGuru Hanged.Delhi Police reached My Home,Senior Police officer called, asking for my today Program.Dear @delhipolice2 i am not Geelani

Kanchan Gupta @KanchanGupta

#AfzalGuru hanging should have happened 8 years ago. Congress' s cynical politics caused delay. Same cynical politics prompted Govt to act.

Sameer Bhat @sameerft

Why shut the cable in #Kashmir, cowards What happened to democracy and freedom of speech crap #AfzalGuru

Jehangir Ali @Gaamuk

National interest crap RT @sameerft Why shut the cable in #Kashmir, cowards What happened to democracy & freedom of speech crap #AfzalGuru

Shehla Rashid @ShehlaRashid

#AfzalGuru His trial was unfair. So was his execution. So will be his burial. Kashmiris will protest, will be shot at. God bless #Kashmir

Madhu Kishwar @madhukishwar

Since Afzal Guru not directly linked to terror attack, his death sentence shud have been commuted to life term. My condolence to his family

Malini Parthasarathy @MaliniP

Given the doubts on whether he had a fair trial & sensitive situation in Kashmir, hanging Afzal Guru likely to have high political costs.

sreejith @sreejith1488

#AfzalGuru hanging can never be a positive point for congress government under whose governance Indian economy has reached to a 10 year low

Moonmoon Ghosh @mooninanfield

Tihar officials says that #Afzal was calm in his final moments before the hanging.

Muhammad Zulqarnain @mzzulfi

#AfzalGuru hanged: J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah says,'Army has not been called in, appeal to people for calm'"

Anees Zargar @AneesZargar

Hanging #Afzal Guru will never suppress/scare resistance movement but, empower it

Shehla Rashid @ShehlaRashid

Mobile, Internet services blocked in #Kashmir Curfew in 8 districts. Army deployed in Srinagar. Body won't be handed over. #AfzalGuru #India