2003 Mumbai blasts accused get death sentence

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    2003 Mumbai blasts accused get death sentence

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    Three sentenced to death for 2003 twin blasts in mumbai

    THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 2003 TWIN BLASTS IN MUMBAI

    THREE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR 2003 TWIN BLASTS IN MUMBAI
     
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    Death for 3 accused in 2003 Mumbai blasts

    Death for 3 accused in 2003 Mumbai blasts

    Death for 3 accused in 2003 Mumbai blasts- TIMESNOW.tv - Latest Breaking News, Big News Stories, News Videos
     
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    India to execute 2003 bomb trio

    All three convicted bombers are expected to lodge appeals
    A court in India has sentenced to death three people for carrying out bombings that killed more than 50 people in Mumbai (Bombay) in 2003.

    Haneef Sayyed, his wife Fahmeeda and Ashrat Ansari were convicted last month of murder and conspiracy.

    The blasts at the Gateway of India landmark and a jewellery market caused carnage and shocked the nation.

    They were said to be in retaliation for the deaths of Muslims during riots in Gujarat state the year before.

    Hundreds have been killed in attacks in Mumbai in recent years.

    The three convicted bombers were found to have links to a Pakistan-based Islamic militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, which investigators believe was involved in the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai.

    'Pakistani link'

    Judge MR Puranik, sitting at a special anti-terrorism court, ordered that all three people convicted "should be hanged by the neck until dead".


    They stood impassive in the dock as the sentences were handed down, an AFP news agency correspondent reports.

    Their lawyers have indicated that they will appeal against the death penalty, which is given rarely in India and is often delayed indefinitely or commuted by the president, the agency notes.

    A lawyer for Haneef Sayyed argued his client should be sent to prison for life without parole and Fahmeeda Sayyed's counsel also argued against the death penalty, saying she was a poor, uneducated woman pressured into committing the crime by her husband.

    Ansari's lawyer, Sushan Kunjuramaran, made no submissions but the convicted bomber told the judge he did not agree with the verdict.

    Chief public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said the trio's crimes had shown "extreme brutality" and resulted in the "massacre of innocent people".

    "It would be a mockery of justice if the death penalty is not imposed," he said before sentencing.

    The double car bombing in August 2003 left devastation at the Gateway of India and the Zaveri Bazaar market near the Mumba Devi temple in central Mumbai.



    A lawyer for Fahmeeda Sayyed argued she had been used by her husband
    About 180 people were injured.

    The three defendants, all of them from Mumbai, were charged under India's Prevention Of Terrorism Act, which has since been repealed.

    Two others were accused - Mohammed Ansari and Mohammed Hasan. They were discharged after a review by the special court last year.

    The three defendants were convicted of plotting the bombings in co-ordination with Lashkar-e-Taiba.

    Lashkar is also accused of carrying out other attacks in India in recent years, including the gun and bomb assault on Mumbai last November.

    Feared militants

    The judge said all three defendants were members of the group, a charge which they denied.

    Lashkar (the group's name translates as Soldiers of the Pure) is one of the most feared groups fighting against Indian control in Kashmir.

    It was banned by Pakistan in January 2002 amid pressure that followed the 9/11 attacks on the US.

    Until then Lashkar was able to operate openly inside Pakistan, raising funds and recruiting members.

    Lashkar was accused by India of bomb attacks on Delhi in October 2005 that killed more than 60 people, and a December 2001 raid on India's parliament.

    Indian investigators have also linked the group to the November 2008 attacks on Mumbai in which gunmen killed 166 people in a three-day rampage.

    The man believed to be the only surviving gunman, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Qasab, pleaded guilty to a role in the attack at his trial in India last month.

    He, too, could face the death penalty if his confession is accepted and judges agree to impose the maximum penalty.

    BBC NEWS | South Asia | India to execute 2003 bomb trio
     
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    Finally! Good to see a verdict given in a terrorism case. A rare occasion indeed.
     
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    they wont be hanged soon as many number of terrorist who have been given death sentence are happily living in jail(eg afzal guru) and in future kasab will be added so no one will be hanged but they will give lots of headache and waste of indian tax payers money
     
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    Wonder why Dawood is not tried in his absence and convicted. It would make it even more difficult for Pakistan to shield a convicted terrorist.
     
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    The prison life is not as happy as you would like to believe, its the worst kind of life. Let them repent for their sins in the jail, then they should be hanged.
     
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    Good verdict... these terrorists should be executed immediately.
    But then here comes our good ol' Indian judiciary. Somehow I get a feeling that they will die a natural death languishing in the jails for years rather than being hanged as the law takes its course.

    It happens only in India!!!
     
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    some terrorists in coimbatore blast were taken care in jail(like giving briyani,special care etc)
     
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    ^^^ "Atithi Devo Bhavah"... its the world famous Indian hospitality... our government thinks that the terrorists should not be singled out... we have billions of tax payers filling the government coffers so that these low lives can be fed and treated like kings!
     
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    You can't convict someone without giving him the chance to defend himself.
     
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    No there can be a trial in absentia. He will have a lawyer appointed to take his case. I think it's possible.
     
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    Without his consent? I don't think so. If it were possible, it would have been done already.
     
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    We don't need the consent of a terrorist to try him. We try him. Good if he shows up to defend himself. If not go ahead without him.
     
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    What would have been achieved by convicting a person whose whereabouts are not known and cannot be punished. Its just waste of time and resources.
     
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    He becomes convicted person. If Dawood is convicted, India can ask Pskistan to handover a convicted terrorist. Do far he is called just a most wanted person. After that if Pakistan does not hand him over, India can take that in the international forum as Pakistan shielding convicted terrorists. Remember Dawood is an Indian citizen. Pakistan cannot give any excuse for not handing him over.
     
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    He has naturalized as a pakistani citizen same is the cases for all terroist and gangsters of Indian Orgin living in pakistan
     
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    Sorry, self delete...
     

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