New Delhi: Condemning the execution of Parliament attack convict Mohammad Afzal Guru, New York based Human Rights Watch has asked the Indian government to abolish capital punishments in order to spread peace in the world.

“Carrying on executions with a view to satisfy the sentiments of general public is not right. The government must end this menace and stop awarding capital punishments to the convicts,” New York-based Human Rights Watch's South Asia director Meenakshi Ganguly said.

Taking strong exception to the incident, Ganguly said, “What was the need to hang Afzal at a time when India had already carried the execution of 26/11 attacker Ajmal Kasab three months back in November.”

Justifying the demand for abolition of death sentence, Ganguly said, “By asking to stop executions, we are not advocating these convicts. Rather we are just opposing their brutal deaths.”

Ganguly also appealed the general public to carry on campaigns to protest against the cases of death sentence.


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