Hanged by stealth

Print edition : March 08, 2013

Funeral prayers for Mohammad Afzal Guru at a road on the outskirts of Srinagar on February 9. Photo: REUTERS

Afzal Guru (right) with Shaukat Hussain (left) and S.A.R. Geelani (centre) at the Patila House courts in New Delhi. A file photograph. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

Tabassum, Afzal Guru's wife, at the launch of a signature campaign in Sringar on October 12, 2006, to galvanise public opinion in support of Afzal, who had been awarded the death penalty. Photo: NISSAR AHMAD

Ghalib, Afzal Guru's son, sitting on a dharna demanding the repeal of the capital punishment given to his father, in New Delhi on October 4, 2006. Photo: PTI

The secret execution of Afzal Guru, convicted in the Parliament House attack case, makes a mockery of the constitutional principles of the rule of law and due process.

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