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Qasab hanging 'better late than never', says BJP

The hanging of Ajmal Amir Qasab was a case of "better late than never", the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said today after the 26/11 Pakistani terrorist was executed in Pune's Yerawada jail.

BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad
BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad (File pic)

"It took us four years to finally hang him...Better late than never," BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad told mediapersons here.

Asking the government to "expedite the whole process of mercy petitions", Prasad also demanded action against Afzal Guru, who masterminded the attack on parliament in December 2001.

"All the handlers, conspirators of the Mumbai attack still remain at large in Pakistan," Prasad said further.

BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi termed the hanging as "a stern warning to the enemies of India especially those across the border who want to terrorise India".

Kasab, who was hanged at 7.30 am, was amongst the 10 Pakistani terrorists who sneaked into Mumbai on the night of Nov 26, 2008. The terror siege, that lasted 3 days, had killed 166 people and injured 300. 

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