Is Kasab alive a better message to terrorists than Kasab dead?

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Prasanna Mohanty | May 7, 2010



Now that Ajmal Kasab has been sentenced to death two very divergent views are being put out. One that insists he must be hanged without delay, by fast tracking the rest of the appeals process and even jumping the long queue of convicts awaiting the noose. That they say will be a fitting reply to the terrorists and their sponsors. The other view says that keeping Kasab alive by condemning him to a life in prison till death is a far better way of sending that message.  The Economic Times has strongly advocated this line in a front page comment. Do you agree Kasab alive and rotting in prison for a life time is a better message than Kasab dead?

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