Thursday, October 19, 2006

A Loose Noose...

Mohammed Afzal Guru was a mastermind of the Dec 13, 2001 attacks on Parliament in which nine innocent people lost their lives. His role in the dastardly act was established and his trial went through various lower courts finally culminating at the Supreme Court with him being awarded the death penalty. At this point one would say justice was done.
But hold on. All of a sudden there are rising demands for clemency. By human rights groups as well as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Clemency?! For a hardcore terrorist? I fail to understand what is wrong with these people. Here we have a chance to put our foot down against terrorism and all these people can see are political gains. Wasnt the IC814 fiasco an eye opener to the consequences of setting such men free? Did the lives of the security personnel killed that day go in vain? Or is the life of a terrorist more valuable than theirs? Would these people clamor for clemency if their family members were among the deceased? Or do we want to keep him alive so that he can plot and kill hundreds more?
Answers… anyone?


Blogger 666 said...

You take one life, the worst punishment is death to you.

You take 100 lives, the worst punishment is again death to you.

You take 1000 lives, the worst punishment is still death to you.

I really have no argument to put forward on Afzal's exculpation. I atleast respect the suicide bombers .. they have the balls to accept the ultimate punishment of death unto oneself.

10/21/2006 3:58 am  

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