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


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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.

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