It is five years since the attack on Parliament. And on hindsight it would have been better if those nine brave souls who laid down their lives had instead stood aside, saved their own lives and left those terrorists to do the job of some much needed cleaning inside the parliament. It is full of vermin of the worst kind who now want to forgive the terrorist who was one of the masterminds of the atrocity for the sake of votebank politics.
And it seems to be the same conclusion that the families of those brave men have also come around to.
The family members of the soldiers who were killed in the attack on Parliament in 2001 have returned the medals of gallantry to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The move comes on December 13, the fifth anniversary of the attack.
The families had earlier threatened to return the medals if the President considers the mercy petition of Mohammed Afzal Guru, convicted for being the brain behind the attack.
Accompanied by All India Anti-Terrorist Front chief M S Bitta on the fifth anniversary of the attack, they also expressed shock over Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil’s remarks that they were being provoked by the Bharatiya Janata Party.
“We did not order the execution of Afzal. It’s the court that has ordered it. But this vile politics over his death sentence, which is being delayed, has led us to return these medals,” Ganga Devi, widow of sub-inspector Nanak Chand, said.