2001 Parliament attack convict Mohammed Afzal Guru was hanged today at the Tihar Jail at 8 am, six days after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his mercy petition.
On the 17th anniversary of the attack, Modi took to Twitter to recall the courage of the security personnel.
— Totlani Krishan (@kktotlani) December 13, 2018
“We pay homage to those who laid down their lives protecting the temple of our democracy on December 13, 2001. Their sacrifices will never be forgotten,” the Prime Minister tweeted after the event.
Timeline of events leading to the alleged Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorist’s execution:
February 9, 2013: Afzal Guru is hanged at the Tihar jail.
Jan 12, 2007: Supreme Court dismisses Afzal Guru’s plea for review of a death sentence.
August 4, 2005: Supreme Court upholds Afzal Guru’s death sentence. Geelani’s acquittal is not interfered with while the death sentence of Hassan commuted to ten years.
October 29, 2003: Geelani is acquitted in the case by the Delhi High Court. The death sentences of the two other accused are upheld.
December 18, 2002: Trial court awards death sentence to Afzal Guru, Shaukat Hassan, and Geelani.
#RememberAndNeverForget #OnThisDay 13 December in 2001 nine #Bravehearts laid down their lives defending the Parliament from the Pakistani terrorist attack. Our salute to their service and sacrifice. #ServingOurNation🇮🇳 #ParliamentAttack pic.twitter.com/Ekjh3T66IO
— Flags Of Honour (@FlagsOfHonour) December 13, 2018
December 13, 2001: terrorists of the Jaish-e-Mohammad attacked the Indian Parliament. 17 years have gone by and India has witnessed several more attacks as Pakistan continues to protect its so-called freedom fighters.
December 25: Pakistan carries out a ceremonial arrest of Maulana Masood Azhar, the mastermind.
December 15: Professor S A R Geelani, Afzal Guru and Shaukat Hassan arrested by Delhi police.
Dec 13, 2001: Parliament was attacked. Five terrorists enter into the Parliament complex and kill nine people, injuring 15.