Reacting to the hanging of Afzal Guru, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Saturday it was inevitable, although delayed.

“It is a question of a criminal act. The matter was kept pending for long. With the apex court’s sentence, justice eventually prevailed. There is a feeling among the common people that this should have happened earlier,” Mr. Kumar said.

Mr. Kumar runs a coalition government with the Bharatiya Janata Party, which has been demanding Guru's hanging.

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