The resolution passed in the court is stupid and the assassins cannot be let off if a handful of Tamilians oppose their death sentence’SUBRAMANIAN SWAMY Janata Party President

Chennai

Janata Party President Subraman

ian Swamy on Wednesday condemned the interim relief to the three convicts, who are on death row for their role in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, reports ANI. Swamy said that the resolution passed in the court is stupid and the assassins cannot be let off if a handful of Tamilians oppose their death sentence.

” It is a very stupid resolution.

It says that respecting the Tamil sentiments; these three people ( assassins of ex- Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi) should be let off. What do you mean by respecting the Tamil sentiment? Tomorrow the Kashmiris say Kashmir assembly passes a resolution that respecting the Kashmiri sentiment, Afzal Guru should be let off and Prakash Singh Badal passes a resolution that respecting the Sikh sentiments, Bhullar should be let off.

Where is this country going to be?” Swamy told mediapersons in Chennai.

” We are one country, there is no such thing as Tamil sentiment, there is an Indian sentiment. Whatever the Tamil sentiment is there, it has to be in consonance with the Indian sentiment, we are Indians first, Tamils afterwards,” he added.

Swamy further said the stay is illegal and should be quashed by the Supreme Court with immediacy.

” There is no interim order, they have given a stay, that stay is illegal because the Supreme Court has already announced in 1989 and there is also a division bench judgment of the Gujarat High Court. It says that once a mercy petition is rejected you cannot have a stay order of another mercy petition,” said Swamy.

” This case wonalt39t last very long and it is only a question of time, I have urged the Prime Minister to send the attorney general to the Supreme Court and get this high court stay removed,” he added.

Lashing out at the convicts, Swamy said that they are cold- blooded murderers and shouldnalt39t be let off easily.

” These are not people who have done in anger, they are cold- blooded murderers, they were part of a terrorist organisation. Two of the three are foreigners they are not even Indians,” said Swamy.

” They are LTTE terrorists from Sri Lanka so they have said that we wanted to teach Rajiv Gandhi a lesson for sending IPKF to Sri Lanka, so there is no question of any consideration.

None of the previous judgments on undue delay will apply to them,” he added.

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