India's Supreme Court has rejected a petition by an Islamic militant sentenced to death for his role in a 2001 attack on India's parliament.
Mohammed Afzal filed the petition on grounds he did not have access to an attorney of his choice during the trial. In November, Afzal sent a petition to Indian President Abdul Kalam asking that he not be hanged for his crimes.
A New Delhi court ordered Afzal's hanging in September, but that order was postponed following pleas from his wife and protests in his native Indian Kashmir.
The attack, which left 14 people dead, nearly sparked a war between India and Pakistan. New Delhi blamed Pakistan-based militants and Islamabad's spy agency for the assault. Pakistan denied the charges.