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Afzal Guru hanged in Delhi for Parliament attack

Afzal Guru, convicted for his role in the attack on Parliament in 2001, was executed at 8 this morning at Delhi's Tihar Jail, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has said. He will be buried at the jail, where he spent nearly eight years on death row.
 
The Home Ministry had recommended the death sentence for Guru on January 23, sources said, and President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition on January 26, clearing the way for his hanging. He was led to the gallows at 7.30 this morning. 

A curfew has been imposed in all 10 districts of the Kashmir Valley to prevent violent reactions and cable TV services have been disconnected in some parts; Afzal Guru belonged to Sopore in Kashmir. Many in Kashmir say Guru was not given a fair trial. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said repeatedly that Guru's hanging could have grave consequences.

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