Kasab's death sentence was upheld by the Bombay High Court on 21 February 2011 and its verdict was upheld by the Supreme Court of India on 29 August 2012.
Reportedly, it was on 18 September 2012 that Kasab moved a mercy petition before the President of India, which was reportedly rejected by the President on November 5. On November 7, according to Home Minister Shushil Kumar Shinde, he gave a go ahead for the execution.
On Wednesday morning at 7:30, Kasab was executed, much to the shock of people, given the secrecy maintained by the government. Pertinent to mention, India voted against a United Nations General Assembly draft banning death penalty and today morning it acted.
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