A Timeline of the Afzal Guru hanging

Chronology of events leading to Afzal Guru’s execution
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First Published: Sat, Feb 09 2013. 11 01 AM IST
A file photo of Afzal Guru. Photo: AP
A file photo of Afzal Guru. Photo: AP
Updated: Sat, Feb 09 2013. 08 37 PM IST
Afzal Guru, one of the key conspirators of the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001 was hanged Saturday morning at Tihar Jail. A look at the events leading to Guru’s execution:
4 August 2005: Indian Supreme Court, while confirming the death sentence of Afzal Guru, commutes Shaukat Hussain Guru’s death sentence to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.
26 September 2006: A Delhi court orders Afzal Guru to be hanged.
3 October 2006: Guru’s wife Tabassum files a mercy petition with then President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
12 January 2007: The Supreme Court dismisses Guru’s plea seeking review of his death sentence, saying “there is no merit” in it.
19 May 2010: The Delhi government rejects Guru’s mercy petition; endorses capital punishment awarded to him by the Supreme Court.
30 December 2010: Shaukat Hussain Guru is released from Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
10 December 2012: Home minister Sushilkumar Shinde says he will examine Guru’s file after Parliament’s winter session concludes on 22 December.
3 February 2013: President Pranab Mukherjee rejects Afzal Guru’s mercy petition.
9 February 2013: Afzal Guru is hanged in Tihar Jail.
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