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Attack on Parliament

Last Chance to Know What Really Happened

The attack on Parliament on December 13, 2001 was a major event in contemporary India. As the judicial procedure into this case nears its end, with Mohammed Afzal to be hanged on October 20, our effort to get at the truth as to what really happened is about to be scuttled. Who attacked Parliament and what was the conspiracy? On what basis did the NDA government take the country close to a nuclear war? What was the role of the State Task Force (J and K) on surrendered militants? What was the role of the Special Cell of Delhi Police in conducting the case?

A sessions court in Delhi has announced that Mohammed Afzal, sentenced to death by the Supreme Court of India on August 4, 2005, is to be hanged on October 20, 2006. While the judicial procedure is nearing its end in the Parliament attack case, have we understood one of the major events of contemporary India? More importantly, will the said completion of the judicial process in fact scuttle our effort at understanding the event?

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