Lucknow firing: Ghulam Nabi Azad lauds father of suspected terrorist for not accepting son’s body

Saifullah was killed in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: March 9, 2017 5:22 pm
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Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday saluted the father of suspected ISIS terrorist Saifullah for not accepting his son’s body and branding him as a “traitor”.

Saifullah was killed in an encounter with Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday.

Azad described as “courageous” the stand of Sartaj, Saifullah’s father, of not accepting his slain son’s body saying a traitor cannot be related to him.


“A father has rejected a son for the sake of the nation…My salute. This shows there is no dearth of nationalist Muslims in India,” the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha told reporters.

Sartaj had yesterday told journalists, “A traitor cannot be my son, straight and simple…We are Indian citizens. I was born here, my ancestors were born here.”

Saifullah was killed in Lucknow yesterday in an exchange of fire with the state police after a 12-hour stand-off.

He was suspected to be linked with the blast in the Bhopal-Ujjain train, police said.

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  1. A
    Mar 9, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    I hope Mr Nabi --has the permission from his boss?.She might be crying --because the terrorist is dead?
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      Avijit Nag
      Mar 9, 2017 at 12:29 pm
      Now start the politics of a dead body rejected by his living father. First BJP and Now Congress jumps in the bandwagon to play nationalist sentiment. Shame on Political leaders buo by the sentimental gullible Indians. A Dead Body is Not a Terrorists. He has no religion, no voice, no side but just a memory (if at all) waiting for the right of the page which is wrongfully denied by the shameful person who brought this body in this world.
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        arun dass
        Mar 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm
        abey Nag , o dead body tera bap ka tha kya..... dead body of a terrorist should be burnt and no sradha or sudha karma should be done....