Parliament rejects Pakistan's resolution on Afzal Guru

Rejecting Pakistan Parliament's resolution on execution of Afzal Guru, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha today rejected Pakistan Assembly's resolution on Afzal Guru.

Lok Sabha termed it as interference in India's internal affairs and told it to desist from such acts of support for extremist and terrorist elements.

Afzal Guru
Afzal Guru (File pic)

The Lok Sabha passed a resolution asserting that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, including the territory under illegal occupation of Pakistan, "is and shall always be an integral part of India".

It said that any attempt from any quarter to interfere in India's internal affairs will be met "resolutely and with complete unity" of the nation.

"This House totally rejects the Resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on March 14,2013," said the Lok Sabha resolution read out by Speaker Meira Kumar after concern was raised over the development.

Pakistan's National Assembly Thursday passed a resolution condemning the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and demanded that his body be returned to his family.

"The House rejects interference in the internal affairs of India and calls upon the National Assembly of Pakistan to desist from such acts of support for extremist and terrorist elements," the Lok Sabha resolution said.

Noting that Pakistan has committed that it would not allow its territory to be used for terrorism against India, the resolution said "only fulfilment of this commitment can be the basis for peaceful relations with Pakistan." 

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