Kasab, Jihad, Mercy Plea, and Indian laws..
September 19, 2012 10:45am CST
So ..Kasab lost his case in Supreme Court. Nobody expected him to win anyway. The advocate got a few more bucks in his bank I suppose. For those who dont know who (Mohammad Ajmal) Kasab is - he is a young terrorist who along with a few others was responsible for terror attack in Taj Hotel in Mumbai. There is a small Jew baby who has lost both his parents in the process. That information is shared just to make the terror attack seem more than mere statement. Now, there were honest police officers who captured this guy. This is the only one they managed to capture. Rest of the terrorists died..the Jihad fashion. In the process one policeman Omble died. Now..today Kasab files a mercy plea with the president of the country to spare his life. THAT CANT BE JIHAD can it? In fact, the guy should have not filed any cases in any courts if he was willing to die! So what do I want? I dont want him killed. Why? He can identify several others who were trained along with him. So he is a potential witness and a person who can reveal a lot of things about such terrorist training programs. There is also another reason why I hope my president does have mercy on this kid. He must only have been a kid when he was inducted in the terrorist outfit. He only did what he was told for a little money. When there is inadequate money to feed self and family, and few job opportunities around, boys can be tempted to take up such things. Objective is preserve self and family and not go on killing spree. On his own, he might never have done that but for his financial problems. It is not his ideological objective. It is his financial plight that drove him into it. Perhaps, in the same situation, I might have been no different. What about you?
• Bhubaneswar, India
20 Sep 12
He might not be killed anytime soon. There are others still in the Queue. The reason others are waiting is because they already have a pile of such files at the Prez's office. and at the moment he is enjoying the best part of his life... living in that Fortress Jail with more security than the Prez herself!!! We could not get him speak much about the info he might have with him during the past so many months and that does make me believe that nothing else can ever be extracted from him! For the poverty that drove this kid into terrorism! I dont agree with that. India too has so many poor and how many of these poor went to other countries to kill? And that too with some masterminded operations like the one Kasab was involved? I dont deny poverty might have been a reason, but now he does know he is an International Figure. Now, if the prez doesnt get him killed what should be the plan of action? Talking about reforms.... Do you mean he could be contesting Indian Elections Anytime?
• Mangalore, India
20 Sep 12
Do you mean he could be contesting Indian Elections Anytime? That is a good question and I am sure that many of our very " Patriotic" politicians are already thinking on those terms since being in prison is no problem many have done it before... Why does he not do those acts in his own country instead of coming here ?
20 Sep 12
Most of our politicians including Mulayam, Man Mohan and Sonia are no better than Kasab in harming public interest. Kasab may be their political ally of the future. After all, all Muslims unitedly vote for only Muslim candidates irrespective of merit. Any party sponsoring Kasab would get blind support of Muslim community in the country.
• Bhubaneswar, India
21 Sep 12
#Kiran: The world knows Indian politicos and their actions of patriotism for the nation. Our politicians are a rare breed and the species is not found in his(kasab's) country, they have ISI and many other outfits there #rambansal: of course, when they could ask Phoolan Devi, when they could even get Sonia to contest for the MP posts... I wonder the kasab's case might be allowed too...
19 Sep 12
I wonder if he ever really believed in jihad.... :\ Pardon should be given to a deserving person. He is not. It was not like suddenly he lost his cool and killed so many pepole. There was a proper training and that still remains with him. I have quite radical views regarding capital punishment and which I care not to express. So tell me, suppose he gets the pardon then? Could we still hold him now that the trial is over and done with..? I guess not. Then no more information, instead he goes back and does whatever suits him. Just anything. What will you do if such a person is sent to you for a rehab? I know there will always be a trust deficit in my case. I don't want such people around.