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Terrorist Yakub Memon hanged: Political parties in one voice say they accept and respect Supreme Court's verdict
1993 Mumbai bomb blasts convict, Yakub Memon has been finally hanged to death in morning today at Nagpur Central jail after the Supreme Court rejected his curative petition as well as appeal against the TADA court's death warrant yesterday evening. Later President Pranab Mukherjee too rejected his mercy plea, which finally paved the way for his execution.

Terrorist Yakub Menon's body, who was hanged around 7 am today, was handed over to his parents, who will perform his last rites in Mumbai. Yakub and his family tried every option available in the legal course to avoid the hanging, but failed.

Political parties while reacting to Yakub Memon's execution said in one voice, "We accept and respect the verdict of the Supreme Court." Politicos said that justice has prevailed in Yakub's case.

GVL Narsimha Rao, a BJP spokesperson, said that the Supreme Court verdict was justice to the victims of 1993 Mumbai blasts.

"I think justice has been done and he has taken recourse to all available legal options and finally the Supreme Court has decided in favour of his execution and justice has prevailed," said Narsimha Rao.

Senior Congress leader, Rashid Alvi said that Supreme Court's decision in Yakub's case was respected by his party.

"We have respect for the judgment of the court. All procedures and process of law were adopted by him to this extent that three judges of the Supreme Court heard his application till 5 am in the morning, but ultimately they have rejected his application. We have respect for the judgment and direction of the court and that is the reason he was hanged today morning," said Rashid Alvi.

Deepak Bajpai, AAP leader said, "The party respects and considers the decision of the judiciary. We have no comments to offer. There could be a debate about whether there should be a death penalty or not, but it has nothing to do with a particular case. The decision that judiciary has taken, we have accepted it."

Rajesh Dixit, National Secretary of Samajwadi Party, feels that the justice has been delayed in his case. "Finally justice has been prevailed and the order of Supreme Court is supreme. Only thing is it took 22 years. It should not have taken 22 years and such kind of cases should be fast-tracked."

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