1. Why no urgency was shown in the case of Rajiv’s assassins?

Why no urgency was shown in the case of Rajiv’s assassins?

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today asked why the government didn't show the kind of urgency shown in Yakub Memon's case when it came to those convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case".

By: | Panaji | Published: August 2, 2015 3:30 AM

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh today asked why the government didn’t show the kind of urgency shown in Yakub Memon’s case when it came to those convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.

The Supreme Court last week dismissed the Centre’s curative petition against the commutation of death penalty awarded to three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, granting them a fresh lease of life.

“The Congress party’s view is there are no compromises as far as terrorism is concerned. We compliment the Supreme Court for going out of its way to consider the mercy petition of Memon (the 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict),” Singh said here.

But on the other hand the NIA had asked a senior lawyer to “go slow” on the terror cases involving Hindu extremists, Singh said, referring to special public prosecutor Rohini Salian’s allegations.

“The urgency which has been shown in the hanging of Yakub Memon…why this urgency has not been shown in the case of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins and also against Bhullar, the Sikh terror accused who was heard thrice by the SC and his death sentence was commuted to life sentence?” he asked.

“For five long years his hanging was delayed. We would like to say strongly that terror should not be linked with any religion, caste or creed,” Singh said, adding, “Congress has always been opposing all the political parties which use fundamentalism to polarise the voters.”

About the controversy surrounding his tweet on former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Yakub Memon, Singh denied that he was supporting Memon, who was executed on July 30.

He had tweeted about the coincidence of Kalam’s funeral and Memon’s hanging, saying while one (Kalam) made every Indian proud the other brought shame to his community.

“I have said what I wanted to. It is unnecessarily being projected that I am supporting Memon which is wrong,” the senior Congress leader said.

“I have praised the SC for showing urgency in Memon’s case and has also said that similar urgency should be shown where Sangh (RSS) activists are involved,” he added.

 

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    Ashish Tripathi
    Aug 2, 2015 at 9:55 am
    Did your mummy teach you English grammar or your school teacher?
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      Ashish Tripathi
      Aug 2, 2015 at 8:59 am
      Yakub Memon financed the blasts to help the victims of the Shiv Sena led Hindu Terrorist Bombay riots of 1992. Mahrashtra Government had done nothing to prosecute and hang terrorist Bal Thackeray, so these muslims resorted to bomb blasts to seeks justice that the Maharashtra Government denied them. In a sense, Yakub was like Jesus Christ: he took the blame for the crimes of Bal Thackeray and Terrorist Shiv Sena. That is the essence of the opinion, in layman terms, of the Srikrishna Judicial commission. I would not be surprised, if next time there are Riots in Bombay by led Hindu Terrorist organization Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Government gives a free hand to the Shiv Sena Terrorists, that muslims again resort to bomb blasts. As Srikrishna, J., said, history repeats itself, and Maharashtra Government has learnt nothing from it. As long as Shiv Sena continues its terrorist goonda activities, bomb blasts will continue as per Justice Srikrishna.
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        Ashish Tripathi
        Aug 2, 2015 at 8:58 am
        Yakub Memon financed the blasts to help the victims of the Shiv Sena led Hindu Terrorist Bombay riots of 1992. Mahrashtra Government had done nothing to prosecute and hang terrorist Bal Thackeray, so these muslims resorted to bomb blasts to seeks justice that the Maharashtra Government denied them. In a sense, Yakub was like Jesus Christ: he took the blame for the crimes of Bal Thackeray and Terrorist Shiv Sena. That is the essence of the opinion, in layman terms, of the Srikrishna Judicial commission. I would not be surprised, if next time there are Riots in Bombay by led Hindu Terrorist organization Shiv Sena and the Maharashtra Government gives a free hand to the Shiv Sena Terrorists, that muslims again resort to bomb blasts. As Srikrishna, J., said, history repeats itself, and Maharashtra Government has learnt nothing from it. As long as Shiv Sena continues its terrorist goonda activities, bomb blasts will continue as per Justice Srikrishna. Yakub was prosecuted and hung for seeking revenge for crimes by Shiv Sena, so Bal Thackeray and his lackeys who partited in the 1992 Bombay Riots should also be prosecuted and hung. It is a pity Bal Thackeray died before he could be hung, but that does not mean his lackeys who partited in the 1992 Riots should be let go scot free.
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          Ashish Tripathi
          Aug 2, 2015 at 8:59 am
          Yakub was prosecuted and hung for seeking revenge for crimes by Shiv Sena, so Bal Thackeray and his lackeys who partited in the 1992 Bombay Riots should also be prosecuted and hung.
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            Gopala Krishna
            Aug 3, 2015 at 3:51 pm
            politicians see and project everything through coloured gl and try to utilise it for gaining publicity and political mileage. They do not bother about national interest. Ignore their comments and publicity gimmics.
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              Abdul Khader
              Aug 2, 2015 at 11:57 pm
              There is always a political advantage in killing Muslims, either through riots , encounter or through judicial way. But killing others gives no political advantage and sometime it may fire back.
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              1. Andrew Ruban
                Aug 2, 2015 at 9:07 am
                When did Christ told you to bomb the innocent?
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