A controversial event that shakes the whole nation organised by a group of JNU students in support of executed terrorist Afzal Guru, senior Congress leader and former Home Minister P Chidambaram has raised serious doubts over the degree of his involvement in the 2001 Parliament attacks.
In an interview with newspaper, Chidamabaram had said, “I think it is possible to hold an honest opinion that the Afzal Guru case was perhaps not correctly decided.”
During the interview, the Congress leader also referred to the ongoing JNU row and the slapping of sedition cases against five students for organising the Afzal Guru event and said, ”Afzal Guru’s case was wrongly decided by the court is not anti-India so it is outrageous to slap charges of sedition against the students.”
Importantly, former Home Minister’s comments come at a time when the JNU controversy has divided the whole nation with some calling for the urgent release of the five sedition-charged students, while some demanding strict action against them.
Afzal Guru was convicted by the Supreme Court of India in the 2001 Parliament attack that led to the killing of six Delhi Police personnel, two Parliament Security Service personnel and all 5 Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists.