'Hang Yakub Memon', demand family members of 1993 blast victims
Family members of some of the victims of 1993 blasts demanded that Yakub Memon be hanged and submitted a mass petition to CM Devendra Fadnavis in this regard.
Mumbai: Family members of some of the victims of 1993 Mumbai blasts on Wednesday demanded that Yakub Memon be hanged and submitted a mass petition to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis in this regard.
"Yakub should be hanged," Tushar Deshmukh, who lost his mother in the blasts, said in a memorandum to Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhawan here. "The families have suffered. We demand that the death sentence be carried out," Deshmukh said. He said the memorandum was signed by of 1600 family members of the victims.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court set up a three-judge bench to decide Yakub's fate after a two-judge bench was split on his plea seeking stay of his execution scheduled for tomorrow.
On March 12, 1993, 12 coordinated blasts had rocked Bombay, as the city was then known, leaving 257 dead and over 700 injured.
This comes after the bench took serious note of the fact that the son took his mother who is also virtually immobile to a registrar's office in Motihari, Bihar, to get her thumb impression to allegedly sell off her properties worth Rs 2 crore
Her comment came a day after Supreme Court in a landmark order put on hold the controversial sedition law till the Centre completes a promised review of the colonial relic and also asked the central and state governments not to register any fresh case invoking the act
The colonial-era sedition law has been invoked against the likes of author Arundhati Roy, student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar, Umar Khalid, and cartoonist Aseem Trivedi among others