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.