Kopar Khairane
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Conversations: Kapil Sibal queries how 19-year-old Asad Ahmad posed a threat to national security

<p>On Sunday, Indian attorney and former Union minister Kapil Sibal questioned a meeting between Asad Ahmad, 19, and the now-murdered thug Atiq Ahmad.<img decoding=”async” class=”alignnone wp-image-123712″ src=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-conversations-kapil-sibal-queries-how-19-year-old-asad-ahmad-posed-a-threat-to-national-security-opindia-office-work-2-8.jpg” alt=”theindiaprint.com conversations kapil sibal queries how 19 year old asad ahmad posed a threat to national security opindia office work 2 8″ width=”1636″ height=”935″ srcset=”https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-conversations-kapil-sibal-queries-how-19-year-old-asad-ahmad-posed-a-threat-to-national-security-opindia-office-work-2-8.jpg 700w, https://www.theindiaprint.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/theindiaprint.com-conversations-kapil-sibal-queries-how-19-year-old-asad-ahmad-posed-a-threat-to-national-security-opindia-office-work-2-8-150×86.jpg 150w” sizes=”(max-width: 1636px) 100vw, 1636px” title=”Conversations: Kapil Sibal queries how 19-year-old Asad Ahmad posed a threat to national security 9″></p>
<p>Sibal questioned how Asad could have constituted such a danger to the nation’s security that he had to be killed in combat. But how can a single person, Asad, a 19-year-old lad, endanger the nation’s security? Hit him in the leg and bring charges against him if you want to capture him. Why do you want to murder him?, Kapil Sibal questioned a day after Atiq Ahmad, Asad’s father, died while being held by the police. Two days before Atiq and Atiq’s brother Ashraf were assassinated, Asad was also shot and killed by police in Jhansi.</p>
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<p>The BJP’s Priti Gandhi blasted Sibal for calling a young kid, saying, “When you think about it, the Kapil Sibals of our country are a bigger threat to national security than the Asad Ahmeds!!” Some social media users who questioned the age of LeT terrorist Ajmal Kasab on September 11, 2001, took exception to the statement.</p>
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<p>Senior barrister and former leader of the Congress, Sibal said that the Supreme Court should take up the case and establish the legal framework for who should be detained and for how long.</p>
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<p>Asad Ahmad and his assistant were slain on Thursday in an encounter by the UP police special task team. They were suspected of murdering Umesh Pal, a crucial witness in the 2005 death of BSP leader Raju Pal. Three assassins assassinated Atiq Ahmad, a criminal, and his brother Ashraf while they were in police custody yesterday night on live television.</p>

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