Rajiv Gandhi assassination case

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Is the Tamil Nadu government decision to release the 7 convicts a populist move aimed at the forthcoming elections?
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It is a race as to who should spoil everything in Tamilnadu. These
forces are evil and bad. These forces namely DMK and AIADMK are not only
corrupt but they are also destructive forces. It is unfortunate that
these forces are strong here. These two should go out of politics.
Otherwise, this State would get separated from the main stream of the

from:  S.Nedunchezhian
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 22:24 IST

I admire Jaya's move. Contrary to general belief, I think it would be a
great healer. It will be a great to let history be history and not
present. Jaya is a visionary.

from:  Naveed Khan
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 22:13 IST

Political decorum gone to the rock bottom. Human values flouted. Every sensible minded person should condemn it.

from:  Dr K Natarajan
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 13:46 IST

it is very painful when I heard the news about the Tamil Nadu govt going
to let the our former Prime Minister`s killers free.The convicts were
awarded a sentence and it should have been implemented with in a year.
The blame is on all our former Presidents who not taken prompt decision
on the mercy petition. There should be a time limit to consider the
mercy petitions and if no decision is not taken within that period, it
should be considered as rejected and goon with the awarded punsihment

from:  Ramach Nellisserry
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 13:09 IST

The remission for the rajiv gandhi assassins the very next day after
the commutation of their death sentence by the supreme court has come
as a shock.Death penalty abolition was welcome but their release seems
to be totally political.The TN govt. should reconsider its
decision.The fact that they have spent 23 years in prison is agonizing
but as per the reports in no way they showed remorse.Then clearly this
is not the case to be granted remission.Also without providing any
substantial report of their reformed behavior,how could it release
them outright.Just to woo the ethnic and linguistic communities, if it
takes such decisions, it is going to set a very bad precedent.No govt.
should act soft on terror as it is going to be ballooned so big to
control in future.

from:  Haritha Chaganti
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 10:43 IST

I think politicians should understand that a punishment is also an instrument for preventing future crime and releasing a convicted criminal for political benefits may give a wrong signal to potential offenders. They may be releasing a few convicted criminals at the cost of life of many innocents. The present case is even worse, since they are trying to create a divide among people based on regional or language identity. People must strongly object to these types of decisions.

from:  Indervir Singh
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 10:29 IST

Center is more responsible for it. Presedent remain sitting more than decade on the file seeking clemancy. Each Home Minister did mere formality of asking presedent to decide. It was the inaction for such a long time that lead to this populism decision.

from:  Deepak
Posted on: Feb 20, 2014 at 08:51 IST
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