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‘Expedite execution of Kasab’s death sentence’

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Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab. File photo: PTI
Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab. File photo: PTI

Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court verdict upholding the death sentence of Ajmal Kasab in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks case and demanded his “quick” execution.

”...Now, he should be given complete sentence quickly. Punishment should be executed quickly,” Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said reacting to the Supreme Court verdict on Kasab’s appeal against his conviction and sentence.

BJP welcomes verdict

Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict, the Bharatiya Janata Party today demanded execution of the Pakistani terrorist at the earliest.

“Those who wage war against the country and kill innocents deserve no mercy. ... Kasab should be hanged without any delay ... enough of biryani for him,” BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi told reporters in New Delhi.

Describing Pakistan as “a terror factory”, he said the government “must take all steps to destroy” terror infrastructure.

Mr Naqvi also sought a separate set of laws to deal with terror-related cases.

“No leniency should be shown against this kind of a terrorist. They have tried to destroy the peace of the nation, so he (Kasab) should be hanged as fast as possible,” he said.

Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil welcomed the Supreme Court’s order saying the State government will ask the Centre to expedite the execution of the sentence.

“We welcome the apex court verdict and will ask the Centre to ensure that it is implemented at the earliest,” Mr Patil told reporters in Mumbai.

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I am not sure what is more violet - one person killing many or many asking to kill one. And even if we kill that one person, what will we achieve as a nation.
Am not questioning the judgement but am thinking what will be the consequences. I have read many articles recently on this subject and there are two views on this - good decision and bad decision. Good for obvious reasons but bad because we would fulfill what Kasab really came to achieve - to die a martyr.

from:  Amit
Posted on: Aug 30, 2012 at 14:27 IST

Congratulations Ajmal Kasab. Go, (dis)grace hell with your presence. May
your soul RIP (Rot in Pandemonium).

from:  Anukriti Sharma
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 20:10 IST

The mitigating circumstances for kasab as in he was ideologically
manipulated in the "terror havens" have rightly received its fait
accompli by the SC verdict. All the more, it "reinstates" our faith in
the judiciary that upheld the "Rule of law" even for such a conspicuous
crime. Lets hope that the verdict is shown the light of the day without
any political or diplomatic hassles in the meantime.

from:  Chanchal Rana
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 19:23 IST

Ajmal Kasab has been with us for far too long. He should be hanged
without further delay. The focus should now be on making Mumbai
secure. The Maharashtra government has not learnt any lesson from
26/11. Mumbai continues to be as vulnerable as on the bloody night of
26/11. The city is still to be covered by CCTV, the mobile explosives
scanner purchased at a cost of Rs 6.5 cr was ordered to be sold as
junk by the police commissioner, the mafia
continues to lord over the docks of Mumbai and JNPT. Illegal
structures continue to pose a threat to the airport. Local
intelligence gathering is a joke at best.

from:  S Balakrishnan
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 19:17 IST

Execution of Punishment should be done fast. & I think such terrorists
cases should be handled by fast track court.

from:  vidyesh zende
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 18:54 IST

The Hon`ble Supreme Court take a good decision

from:  Shivarudraiah
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 17:43 IST

At last, this is what every Indian was thirsting to read and hear. We have acted in a true democratic fashion. Let the world know that our democracy is true to the core while granting the terrorist every possible opportunity to present his case for self defense, though the facts were evident for all to see. Although a this case dragged on for too long, we have proved that our convictions are correct and that terror friendly states should be exposed. Lets pray that the death sentence to this terrorist and slayer of humanity is passed at the earliest. Else, the people will lose faith in the Executive, read that as President's Office. Do you hear us, Mr. President?

from:  Sarosh Mehta
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 16:58 IST

quick is what supreme court should take . but as we have seen by delaying the capital punishment of ajmal india had exposed pakistan in front of the world . india had made the activities of pakistan transparent . kudos to supreme court and now as we see all diplomats and the whole population is demanding his death,he should be sentenced now. the extension of life is over for ajmal in my veiws.

from:  sushant singh
Posted on: Aug 29, 2012 at 15:08 IST
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