Yakub Memon’s death sentence becomes politics, SC to hear plea on Monday

Hyderabad MP gives it a religious colour and BJP MP mentions Pak

GN Staff | July 24, 2015


#yakub memon   #Mumbai   #owaisi   #sakshi maharaj   #death sentence   #supreme court  

While the lawmakers indulge in unnecessary politics, the supreme court will hear on Monday the plea by 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Memon's fresh plea. It challenges the death warrant issued against him and seeks to stay on his execution scheduled for next week (July 30). A special bench will hear the petition, days after Memon's curative petition was rejected by another bench of the court.

That day the court will also take up the petition filed by the National Law University seeking stay on Yakub's execution. The institution’s contention is that the death warrant is in violation of the supreme court guidelines in the Shabnam-Salim case.

Meanwhile, politicians of different hues are presenting their own arguments on the death sentence and vitiating the atmosphere in the country. All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi (member of parliament from Hyderabad) on Thursday said Memon is being punished because of his religion. Countering his assertion, BJP leader and Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj on Friday hit out at Owaisi and said that those who do not respect judiciary can go to Pakistan.

BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also accused Owaisi of politicising the hanging of Yakub, saying the law does not see the religion of a culprit while delivering justice.

Addressing a public gathering in Hyderabad, Owaisi had said the government should execute all death row convicts. Owaisi said killers of Rajiv Gandhi and Beant Singh are not being executed because of political pressure.  He also took to social media and posted nine observations and comments on his Facebook page, one of which was that Memon had surrendered and was not arrested.

Raking up the Babri Masjid issue, the Hyderabab MP said thousands of people were killed in communal riots following the demolition of Babri Majid, many officers were booked under serious charges but none were convicted.

Comments

 

Other News

What makes Sundargarh the cradle of hockey in India

Neha Lakra, 20, doesn’t forget to practise hockey, at least for four hours, every day. Whether at home or at the Panposh sports hostel in Rourkela where she is training under the guidance of coaches, her routine doesn’t change. “I can’t sleep unless I have worked on the ground,&rdqu

Where the true sadhana of Vedanta is to be found

Somewhere Among the Stars: Reflections of a Mystic By Adi Varuni Kali/BluOne Ink, 282 pages, Rs 395 Decades ago, when an unknown N

India celebrates National Voters’ Day

The 13th National Voters’ Day was celebrated across the country Wednesday with president Droupadi Murmu gracing the national event held here. Kiren Rijiju, union minister for law & justice, was the guest of honour. The chief election commissioner, Rajiv Kumar, election commissioners Anup Chandra

INS Vagir to give fillip to Navy: Admiral Hari Kumar

The Indian Navy commissioned its fifth stealth Scorpene class Submarine INS Vagir on Monday at the Naval Dockyard, Mumbai in the presence of Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff. Vagir was launched on November 12, 2020, under Project 75 (P75) and post completion of sea trials it w

Uddhav joins hands with Prakash Ambedkar ahead of BMC polls

Ahead of the Mumbai civic polls, former Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday announced an alliance with Prakash Ambedkar`s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA). Addressing a joint press conference, Thackeray said their grandfathers, Keshav Thackeray and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, were conte

How women leaders enable collective action at local level

Ela R. Bhatt, the founder of SEWA, once said, “There is ample proof to demonstrate that women can and do build strong and vital organizations around issues that relate to them, and find viable solutions out of their own experiences.” Women Leadership Schools (WLSs) promoted by Se

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now



Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter