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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2253

Lanka, Afzal Guru protests mar President’s speech

From R. Vasudevan—Reporting from New Delhi
New Delhi, 22 February ( :

Protests over alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka and the hanging of Afzal Guru marred President Pranab Mukherjee speech in Parliament on Thursday.

members of the DMK, AIADMK and MDMK shouted that India should vote against Sri Lanka when a US-sponsored resolution is taken up at the UN Huma Rights Council in Geneva next month.

As Mukherjee was speaking at the start of the budget session, G.N. Ratanpuri of te National Conference got up and raised the issue of Afzal Guru's hanging on Feb 9.

The interruptions were brief and drowned quickly as Minister of State for Parliamentary A Rajeev Shukla and MoS V. Narayanaswamy urged the members to take their seats.

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