After the Supreme Court rejected Yakub Memon's plea on the death warrant and said that the curative petition was not void, it was clear that he will be hanged on 30th July 2015 early morning. Technically the mercy petition to the Governor of Maharashtra and the second mercy petition to the President have no relevance, as those are applied after issue of a valid death warrant. If such a precedent is made, then a convicted person may continue third, fourth and so on, n numbers of mercy petitions delaying his execution for ever.
The latest terror strike in Gurdaspur has happened nearly after eight years of any terrorist attack in Punjab, and nearly after two decades of a terrorist attack of such a scale. Although there are fatalities including one Punjab Police Superintendent, but the good thing is that the damage was not as huge as the terrorists had planned. 5 live bombs were detected by the railway's patrolling team and thus a very big causality was avoided. The identity of the particular terror agency involved has not yet been ascertained, but it is for sure that they came from across the border.
Yesterday a strange thing happened. While going to attend the parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave his few minutes to the media waiting for him with its questions. He listened to the questions from journalists and even encouraged others, who were mute, with his movement of eyes to ask if they have anything. The questions were around the resignations of Sushma Swaraj, Vasundhara Raje and Shivraj Singh Chouhan and the parliament logjam. PM Modi listened to the questions but didn't answer anyone and then went inside the parliament.