Mohamammed Afzal Guru, the convict of 2001 Parliament attack was hanged on 9 February 2013 at 8 AM in Tihar Jail, New Delhi. The Supreme Court of India pronounced the death Sentence for Afzal Guru in 2004 for masterminding the terrorist attack on Indian Parliament on 13 December 2001.
The decision of hanging him came after the mercy petition filed was cancelled by the President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 23 January 2013.
The 2001 Parliament Attack
The terrorist of Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad managed to attack on the Parliament of India, leading to the death of about a dozen of people including the security persons as well as civilians.
More mercy plea’s rejected by the President, Pranab Mukherjee
Before rejection of Afzal Guru’s mercy plea, two more mercy pleas were rejected by the President in the recent past and they include the mercy pleas of 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attacks convict, Ajmal Kasab and Saibanna Ningappa Natikar, the person convicted for murdering his daughter and wife and was sentenced to death.
Ajmal Kasab, the terrorist caught during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai, was hanged in a Yerwada Jail, Pune in a top-secret operation on 21 November 2012. Saibanna Ningappa Natikar currently lodged in the Central Prison at Hindalga, Belgaum, Karnataka and his plea was rejected by the President on 4 January 2013.