It appears that minister Shivraj Patil does not have a clue of even the most basic details of both the cases.
AFZAL is an *Indian* citizen, sentenced to death by the *Indian* "Supreme court" after extensive investigations and proceedings and appeals, for the crime of waging war against India by attacking the Indian parliment and killing Indian policemen on duty. He has been treated in a dignified manner in the Indian prisons for 4 years. He himself accepts the crime and asks for "sympathy" as part of his clemency petition... And remember, India is a secular, democratic country, known for its reasonably impartial Justice system.
SARABJIT is an *Indian* citizen, about to be hanged by the *Pakistani* government based on frivolous charges, after trial by just lower courts with no options for any appeal at any level, most probably in a case of mistaken identity, for one "Man singh" who was allegedly involved in some bomb blasts in Pak. He has been tortured in the Paki jails for more than 18 years... And Remember Pakistan is a rouge Islamist Jihadist state ruled by a dictatorship, with horrible record of Judiciary and of treating its own non-Mulsim minorities, particularly Hindus.
Where is the comparison, Mr. Home Minister?
Do you also mean to say that, in case if Pak. govt. gives clemency to Sarbajit, should India *free* all the Jihadi terrorists it has captured?
With a home minister like this, is there any surprise that Islamist bombs are exploding all over India and killing patriotic, innocent Indian citizens?
BJP should not just stop with calling this "nonsense". They should press for this guy to be sacked.