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Do you think Ajmal Kasab will get death penalty?
Kasab has repeatedly confessed to and later denied his involvement in November 26, 2008, terrorist strikes . He now faces the prospect of death penalty, if found guilty. Today on May 3 the verdict is scheduled to be given.
AJMAL AMIR Kasab has repeatedly confessed to and later denied his involvement in November 26, 2008, terrorist strikes . He now faces the prospect of death penalty, if found guilty. Today on May 3 the verdict is scheduled to be given and this could be his judgment day.
 
But question is,  that do our laws and votes bank policies make it possible? In my opinion the government should not delay Kasab’s execution if he is held guilty. In India having multi-level system makes it difficult to punish such people. Our constitution was framed on the basis of co-existence with all religions including attackers but no terrorism.

Around the world and in India, mostly people think that our government doesn’t have guts and courage to punish criminals like Kasab and Afzal Guru. Our systems are only experts in condemning the attacks, declaring awards; financial aid to victim families, catch hold the criminals and serve better in the prison for rest of the life. Our politicians wouldn't get Ajmal Kasab hanged up so easily, to influence minority votes. Neither Ajmal Kasab nor Afzal Guru will be hanged for the next few years.

Given the Indian legal system, it might take at least a decade to hang him. That is, if the court awards him death sentence on May 3. For Kasab, it is a long way to the noose. Once the trial court pronounces its order, Kasab’s advocate will approach the High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court. If Supreme Court confirms it death sentence, he still has one more lifeline, filing a mercy petition before the President of India.

Afzal Guru convicted for his role in the terrorist attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, and his death sentence was confirmed by Supreme Court in 2005. In 2006, Guru’s wife filed a mercy petition before the President, which continues to hang fire even to this day. As Afzal Guru is twenty second in the list of 28 mercy petitions pending before the Government. Our laws say you can’t pick and choose and hang people in a country. It means if Kasab opts for mercy petition his turn will be likely to be at 29th (if there is no mercy petition before his case). Pakistan government will take this chance after raising various questions of his access. When Afzal Guru will have to wait his turn than what about Kasab if his case runs in fast track court? More likely he will get next five to ten years for fighting his case. 


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