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The Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

Aug 02, 2015

The Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

On second thoughts, Yakub could have insisted on live telecast of his own death. Maybe nobody told Yakub that his ailing mother won't be able to make it to the 'phansi yard' of the Nagpur jail in time and he was wasting his last wish. #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #islamic-state #Jihadi John #Indian Execution #Yakub
SP leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi suspended for demanding RS seat for Yakub Memon's widow

Aug 01, 2015

SP leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi suspended for demanding RS seat for Yakub Memon's widow

SP leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi has been suspended for asking Mulayam Singh Yadav to nominate the widow of Yakub Memon as a Rajya Sabha MP. #Rajya Sabha #Samajwadi Party #Mulayam Singh #Mumbai blasts #SP chief #Yakub Memon #Mohammed Farooq Ghosi
Met Tiger Memon in PoK after 1993 blasts, claims Kashmir MLA Usman Majeed

Aug 01, 2015

Met Tiger Memon in PoK after 1993 blasts, claims Kashmir MLA Usman Majeed

Former militant-turned Congress MLA Usman Majeed stoked a controversy by claiming he had met Tiger Memon after the 1993 Mumbai blasts in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir. #India #Congress #Pakistan #ISI #Kashmir #PoK #MLA #Tiger Memon #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #Usman Majeed
Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon hanged: Why India still needs capital punishment

All said and done, there is a case for retaining the death sentence in the rarest of rare cases, provided the phrase "rarest of rare" is defined clearly and transparently. What is worrisome about capital punishment is its occasional arbitrariness. #Life #India #Terrorism #Jammu and Kashmir #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Democracy #Maqbool Butt #1993 Mumbai blasts #ideas #Right to life #Yakub Memon's Death Sentence
Try those who sympathised with Yakub Memon as enemy of the state, says Shiv Sena

Jul 31, 2015

Try those who sympathised with Yakub Memon as enemy of the state, says Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena demanded those asking for leniency for Yakub Memon should be "tried for being enemies of the country" and also asked the government to ensure that he does not become a martyr in the eyes of people. #NewsTracker #Rajiv Gandhi #Shiv Sena #Saamna #Beant Singh #Yakub Memon #1993 blasts
India should get ready for strategic fallout of Yakub Memons hanging

Jul 30, 2015

India should get ready for strategic fallout of Yakub Memons hanging

India will have to brace itself for the strategic fallout of the Yakub Memon case, which the Narendra Modi government must have taken into account. #India #Terrorism #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Hafiz Saeed #hanging #Yakub Memon #1993 Mumbai blasts convict
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
Yakub Memon had exhausted all legal and constitutional options: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

Jul 30, 2015

Yakub Memon had exhausted all legal and constitutional options: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis

The death warrant of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed after completing necessary judicial procedures, said Maharashtra CM Fadnavis. #India #Terrorism #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra CM #Maharashtra #hanging #Yakub Memon #Devendra Fadnavis #1993 Mumbai blasts convict
1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon buried in Mumbai amid tight security

Jul 30, 2015

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon buried in Mumbai amid tight security

The body of Yakub Memon, hanged on Thursday morning at Nagpur Central Prison for his role in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, was buried at Bada Khabristan. #India #NewsTracker #Mumbai #1993 Mumbai blasts #hanging #Yakub Memon #Marine Lines #Nagpur central prison #Bada Khabristan
Dawood's execution would have satisfied us more: 1993 blast victim's kin on Yakub Memon's hanging

Jul 30, 2015

Dawood's execution would have satisfied us more: 1993 blast victim's kin on Yakub Memon's hanging

The family of a 1993 Mumbai blasts victim hailed Yakub Memon's hanging, saying it is the victory of law and hoped that fugitive mobster Dawood Ibrahim would meet the same fate. #India #Terrorism #Pakistan #Dawood Ibrahim #Mumbai #Yakub Memon #1993 Mumbai blast #BJP government