India : "We had already expressed the hope that the execution would not be carried out. We are disappointed that it has been." – Minister of external affairs Pranab Mukherjee.
Indian National Congress, the Communist Party of India and the Samajwadi Party condemned the execution.
K. Subrahmanyam, Head of the Indian government's task force on global strategic developments, attributed the Government's official reaction to "short-sighted vote bank politics" and said that the execution "was by an Iraqi court for an Iraqi crime - for killing Iraqi Shias."
"Saddam deserved nothing less than death. The hanging should be seen as a victory for justice." — Mirza Mohammad Athar, President of the All India Shia Personal Law Board.