President rejects mercy petition of Yakub Memon

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  1. AVERAGE INDIAN

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    President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the mercy petition of Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Memon is the brother of Ibrahim Memon, better known as Tiger Memon, the alleged mastermind and main accused who is absconding.

    Sources said the decision was taken by the President last week and communicated to the Maharashtra government, which will decide the execution date. Memon is currently lodged in the high-security ward of Nagpur jail.

    “The President’s office sent a reply to the central government last week. We have received the reply,” confirmed a state government official.
    In March last year, the Supreme Court had confirmed the death sentence awarded to Memon, holding him guilty of being the “driving spirit” behind the blasts which killed 257 people, while commuting the death sentence awarded to 10 others to life imprisonment till their death. Memon then moved a clemency petition before the President in October last year.

    A chartered accountant by profession, Memon was arrested in 1994. Gangster Dawood Ibrahim is also an accused in the serial blasts case. The government had recommended rejection of Memon’s mercy petition on the ground that it was an act of terrorism and did not qualify for pardon.

    Mukherjee has so far rejected 11 mercy petitions. There are four other mercy petitions pending with the President at present.

    President rejects mercy petition of Yakub Memon | The Indian Express
     
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    Voldemort Senior Member Senior Member

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    Good, very good. Mr Mukherjee has dealt with terrorists in a strong manner. Although I fear the new govt might not go ahead with it immediately.
     
  4. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    What a way to start the NDA governemnt..Hang a terrorist & start the other things.

    Go ahead & execute these traitors.
     
  5. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Just too bad.

    Modi must initiate some movement towards the poor sections of society has a large beneficiary amongst the Muslims, so that it becomes a double whammy - promise being fulfilled for the poor and the Muslims are not forgotten and are inclusive in his spreading the benefits beyond divides.

    In fact, Modi should for a starter infuse a whole lot of money into upgrading and assisting the brass, locksmith artisans prowess in UP and also do the same for the weavers of Benarasi saris. In both these areas the maximum artisans are poor Muslims. Sab ka Sath, Sab ka Vikas.

    That will soften the blow that otherwise will be the rallying point for the drawing room bleeding hearts of India.
     
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  6. ashdoc

    ashdoc Senior Member Senior Member

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    how come yakub memon is hanged for taking revenge for 1993 mumbai riots while those who perpetrated anti muslim riots in mumbai in 1993 go scot free and sri krishna commission report on mumbai riots goes unheeded ?? injustice ??
     
  7. Screambowl

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    his connection with Pak and ISI. This act of revenge was NOT homegrown but Pak sponsored. During riots not just Muslims but Hindus were also killed.
     
  8. Sakal Gharelu Ustad

    Sakal Gharelu Ustad Detests Jholawalas Moderator

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    You need political base to not be hanged. For eg. Rajoana or Rajiv Gandhi's killers.

    Justice for riots is a tricky issue usually.
     
  9. OneGrimPilgrim

    OneGrimPilgrim Senior Member Senior Member

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    whr invaders hv been eulogised, heroes binned!!
    regarding what Ray sir had written, the wheels for that have been set in motion, and people have started getting the benefits. there was a special feature on this on some news channels a few weeks back.
     

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