Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Afzal guru made headlines last week and the hoo-halla surrounding his death created more echoes than the man himself. All the newspapers yelled about it, people cheered on it and some cynical people got another reason to feel miserable about it. Hanging him just after 90 days of hanging the 26/11 terrorist, the government has yet again achieved another commendable milestone. It has shown again the power of political will and power of republic of India. But amidst all of this, extremists and political thinkers have condemned afzal gurus death as a highly political murder. The Kashmir CM was also unhappy and termed it as “heinous”. 
Now Afzal Guru had to die one day or the other and I am not one of those miserable fellows who will react by saying that it happened too late. I think better late than never. And I also feel that congress has done a commendable job and sense has finally prevailed over their fat butts. But still there is a weirdness connected with this death sentence. I don’t have any attachment to parliament attack mastermind and neither do those political analysts but what they say completely makes sense. It is not a death sentence but a high profile murder. It took place as a murder- in high secrecy, just like Kasab. And the UPA justified this with blatant lies. Some covering it up as fear of riots, others being more political calling it just like any other diktat. The death of Kasab was hailed as one of the most sought after victory of Indian judicial system but it laid a wrong foundation of adopting a communist approach in a democratic country. Both of these hanging aimed to exemplify the power of justice but did exactly the opposite. They actually gave us an insight to what has been rightly called “DEMOCRATIC APARTHEID  in India. It showed us what immense power rests in the hands of ruling party which is so enormous that it can undermine even the order of the highest body of judiciary in our country. Not only has it undermined the essence of democracy in every aspect, what it has done is shown how weak our democracy is.
 Adopting secrecy for the fear of riots and such diverse views on a topic of national interest, puts a very big question mark on the credibility political representatives of this country.  We need to be more prudent and stop mimicking our neighbours to resolve our issues. Nevertheless, we should be happy that justice has been finally done, by what means is now a question and will remain so for years to come. If thought insightfully in this matter, a lot many loopholes are exposed and they will be the talking point of discussions in the future. It will be interesting to see what comes out of this recipe.


  1. I think this is a very sensitive topic, one of those where if you don't take a step you get "andas (eggs)" and if you do then also people will try to search a motive behind why this happened. And I am happy atleast in Kasab's case that decision was taken. It was becoming ridiculous waiting months, years for "justice" when it was such an open case that there was no case !

    But i agree on the secrecy part, may be they didn't want it to be out open 1 month in advance to avoid terrorist groups or xyz aiming to take advantage of situation but why not even a day before or a few hours before and why only after it is done ? Riots can happen after also na?

    1. That's what I feel is not good about the world's largest democracy-Fear. Fear shouldn't dwell us but sense should. Afterall it was a topic of national concern and if controversies crop up in these matters too then it will be the most shameful thing for all of us. And rightly said riots can happen afterwards too and it's disheartening.