Hanging Of Afzal Guru Was Wrong And Badly Handled, Tweets Shashi Tharoor

In what could be another embarrassment for the Congress, party leader Shashi Tharoor today termed the hanging of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru as “wrong and badly handled.”

Afzal Guru, who was handed a death penalty in the 2001 Parliament attack case, was hanged on February 9, 2013.

“I think the hanging was both wrong & badly handled. Family should have been warned, given a last meeting & body returned,” Shashi Tharoor, a Congress MP from Kerala, tweeted on Monday.

Tharoor’s comments come after five Congress MLAs in Jammu & Kashmir admitted in a signed statement that Afzal Guru’s hanging was a “mistake.”

“The demand for clemency for Guru was justified and his mortal remains should be returned to his family. The decision to not allow his family members to meet him one last time was also a mistake,” the statement read.