- Associated Press - Thursday, February 21, 2013

“The concept of homeland security should be made effective, on a war footing,” he said.

India has been in a state of alert since Mohammed Afzal Guru, a Kashmiri, was hanged in a New Delhi jail nearly two weeks ago. Guru had been convicted of involvement in a 2001 attack on India’s Parliament that killed 14 people, including five gunmen.

Many in Indian-ruled Kashmir believe Guru did not receive a fair trial, and the secrecy with which the execution was carried out fueled anger in a region where anti-India sentiment runs deep.

Associated Press writers Ashok Sharma in New Delhi and Matthew Pennington in Washington contributed to this report.