There was no way Kasab could have avoided gallows. All the constituents of Indian demography should interpret it as an obvious act of justice, which was carried out with utmost decency.
IT SHOULD have been obvious to almost anyone who understands law and politics that Ajmal Kasab would be hanged. It happened today, 21 November, 2012. Kasab was hanged at 7:30 am in Yerawada jail near Mumbai. The time, day and date were chosen so as to be neutral about any identity. There was absolutely no chance of Kasab getting clemency from the President of Republic of India. He was video-graphed killing innocent people in Mumbai.
May be he was fooled believing that he would enjoy sex with Indian and foreign girls in Taj Mumbai
and would be freed by Indian authorities not able to sustain the external pressure. But that was ISI’s job. May be Kasab and his accomplice underestimated India
or were ignorant about it. But those who plotted did not. The date was chosen after President Bush signed the decree about Indo-US civilian nuclear agreement. Nobody can give excuse after killing so many innocent civilians. No human rights activist or lawyer would have taken his side or fought his case.
Now the question comes about Afzal Guru. He plotted attack on Indian Parliament nearly a decade ago. But that question is a bit difficult as Afzal belongs to J&K and its assembly has passed a resolution demanding that his capital punishment be converted to life imprisonment. But in all likelihood no president of India would agree for that. What the president can do is to delay the death penalty. The same was case with Indira Gandhi’s assassins, who were hanged almost a decade later.
With this hanging, both Hindus and Muslims need to understand others’ viewpoints. After living over a millennium Hindus and Muslims and considering there is no way out from each others’ company, they need to understand each other's cultures. While Hindus can celebrate the hanging, they should not denigrate any religion but nobody should expect them to be neutral about the country's enemies. Muslims, on the other hand, should see the hanging as an act of justice carried out with utmost decency.
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