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Yakub Memon aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Opposition to the death penalty is founded on the belief that retribution is unworthy; it should be abolished because we are a civilised society. These assertions appeal to what Aristotle called the pathos, or emotions, of the public. #InMyOpinion #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Yakub Memon #death punishment #Case for Death Penalty #Yakub Memon Hanging
Press talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP slams media

Jul 31, 2015

Press talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP slams media

BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Friday raised questions over the kind of play given by some sections of media to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, and expressed concern over it. #Media #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Press #Death Penalty #Human Rights #Yakub Memon #BJP MP Anurag thakur
Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memons execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who dont. #India #France #Europe #CriticalPoint #Death Penalty #Saudi Arabia #Yakub Memon #anti-Death Penalty movement #capital punishments
Yakub Memon hanging: In death, has the 1993 blast convict brought India closer to life?

Jul 30, 2015

Yakub Memon hanging: In death, has the 1993 blast convict brought India closer to life?

The controversial capital punishment for the 1993 Mumbai blast convict has strengthened the movement for the abolition of capital punishment in India. It has also highlighted the limited vision of the Indian government and the Supreme Court in dealing with the questions it raises. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #Death Penalty #Yakub Memon #1993 blasts
Shatrughan Sinha 'embarrassed' BJP by signing mercy petition for Yakub Memon, says Jaitley

Jul 30, 2015

Shatrughan Sinha 'embarrassed' BJP by signing mercy petition for Yakub Memon, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday lamented that BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha had "embarrassed" the party by signing a petition to the President against the execution of Yakub Memon and said it was "extremely sad" that the actor-turned-politician had gone against the party line. #Congress #BJP #Arun Jaitley #bIhar #Death Penalty #Shatrughan Sinha #Mercy plea #President of India #Yakub Memon
Hangman from Yerwada jail, who hanged Kasab, carried out Yakub's execution too

Jul 30, 2015

Hangman from Yerwada jail, who hanged Kasab, carried out Yakub's execution too

Yakub Memon, the lone 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict, was on Wednesday executed by the same prison constable from Yerwada jail who carried out the hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab, one of the perpetrators of 26/11 Mumbai attacks, three years ago. #NewsTracker #Nagpur #Death Penalty #Kasab #Yerwada Jail #Yakub Memon #Hangman
Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution

Jul 30, 2015

Political war of words erupts over Yakub Memon's execution

A political war of words erupted on Thursday over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, with a section of opposition leaders speaking against the death sentence. #India #Congress #BJP #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Shashi Tharoor #Death Penalty #Mercy plea #Asaduddin Owaisi #Yakub Memon #CJI HL Dattu
Commute Yakub Memon's death penalty to honour Kalam's principles: Former Bengal Guv tells Prez

Jul 29, 2015

Commute Yakub Memon's death penalty to honour Kalam's principles: Former Bengal Guv tells Prez

Ex-West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi has appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to reconsider the mercy petition of death row convict Yakub Memon. #India #TheySaidIt #Death Penalty #APJ Abdul Kalam #Gopalkrishna Gandhi #President Pranab Mukherjee #Yakub Memon #Former West Bengal Governor
Yakub Memon has not prepared a will so far, says his lawyer

Jul 29, 2015

Yakub Memon has not prepared a will so far, says his lawyer

Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, whose last-ditch effort to escape the noose at the Central Prison in Nagpur on his 53rd birthday on Thursday was rejected by the Supreme Court, has not prepared any will so far, the convict's lawyer Anil Gedam said in Nagpur on Wednesday. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Mercy plea #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon
Countdown for Yakub Memon's hanging begins at Nagpur jail, security beefed up in Mumbai

Jul 29, 2015

Countdown for Yakub Memon's hanging begins at Nagpur jail, security beefed up in Mumbai

With the Supreme Court rejecting relief to Yakub Memon, the countdown for the hanging of the only death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai blasts case on Thursday has started at the Nagpur Central Prison in Nagpur. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Mercy plea #Yakub Memon #Nagpur Prison