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Forget vengeance, Tiger Memon should learn from what his brother Yakub did

Aug 09, 2015

Forget vengeance, Tiger Memon should learn from what his brother Yakub did

Tiger shouldn't forget that his brother died because he wanted to dissociate the family with his (Tiger's) heinous crime. #Pakistan #CriticalPoint #Death sentence #Terrorism in India #Tiger Memon #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #Memons #Hanifa
Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

Aug 03, 2015

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing #HowThisWorks #BJP #Narendra Modi #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #execution #Left Parties #Yakub Memon #BJP government
Social media and Yakub Memons funeral: Sure, its a mobocracy out there

Aug 03, 2015

Social media and Yakub Memons funeral: Sure, its a mobocracy out there

People are consuming news more through recommendation of their friends rather than going to a news site and as a result, the website of a newspaper is going to lose its prominence going forward. #social media #facebook #Salman Khan #Twitter #InMyOpinion #Death sentence #Instagram #WhatsApp #APJ Abdul Kalam #Yakub Memon
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
Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Aug 01, 2015

Yakub Memon hanging 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
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
Why Yakub Memon still has hope as SC decides fate on his execution today

Jul 29, 2015

Why Yakub Memon still has hope as SC decides fate on his execution today

A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court consisting of Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C Pant and Amitava Roy could decide today whether 1993 blast convict Yakub Memon's should be hanged as scheduled on his 53rd birthday which falls on Thursday. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Death sentence #SC #1993 Mumbai blasts #Maharashtra Governor #Yakub Memon #Dipak Misra #AR Dave #Prafulla C Pant #Amitava Roy #Kurian Joseph
Gross travesty of justice in case of Yakub Memon: Justice Markandey Katju

Jul 26, 2015

Gross travesty of justice in case of Yakub Memon: Justice Markandey Katju

Former Supreme Court judge Justice (Retd.) Markandey Katju on Sunday said that there has been "gross travesty of justice" in the case of Yakub Memon, the sole death row convict and a co-conspirator of fugitive Dawood Ibrahim in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death sentence #Justice Markandey Katju #Yakub Memon #1993 Mumbai blast case
Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon will hang as scheduled, say sources

Jul 24, 2015

Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon will hang as scheduled, say sources

The authorities would go ahead with hanging of Yakub Memon, the sole death-row convict of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, on 30 July as scheduled, highly placed sources said in Mumbai on Thursday. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death sentence #Maharashtra #Yakub Memon #Fadnavis