Earlier, on the same day, Minister of State for Home, Mullappally Ramachandran informed in Rajya Sabha, "The mercy petition case of death convict Mohd. Afzal Guru has since been submitted to the President's Secretariat on Jul 27, 2011 for a decision."
Guru was convicted of conspiracy in the Dec 2001 Parliament attack and was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in 2004. The sentence was scheduled to be carried out on Oct 20, 2006.
However, Guru's execution was stayed following a mercy petition filed by his wife. Now, it seems that Afzal Guru will soon be hanged if the president rejects the mercy plea petition.