The hangings of Ajmal Amir Kasab and Afzal Guru — in a gap of two-and-half months is to change the image of the UPA government. Shekhar Iyer
reports. Why UPA took this decision now
Barely six months after he moved into Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Pranab Mukherjee has rejected the two most talked about mercy petitions in recent times, resulting in the hanging of terror convicts in both cases. HT reports. Full coverage: Afzal Guru execution
Security has been tightened all across the city on the eve of the fourth anniversary of the 26/11 terror attack, police said on Sunday.
LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed led a gathering of thousands in offering funeral prayers for Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist involved in the Mumbai attacks who was hanged earlier this week, a media report said on Saturday.
Lone surviving 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab was executed this week. But the debate over who should pay to keep him alive, lives on. Aloke Tikku
Ajmal Kasab’s execution will not bring immediate respite for residents and shopkeepers on JR Boricha Road, which is located close to Arthur Road jail, HT reports.
On Wednesday, with the execution of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the 2008 attacks, being carried out under his tenure, RR Patil, who is home minister, has got political closure and perhaps a bit of luck just when he needs it, Ketaki Ghoge reports.
The Valley's reaction to the hanging of 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab has been muted, but the fate of Afzal Guru has had it on tenterhooks. Toufiq Rashid
Over two dozen separatist parties in Kashmir desisted from issuing any statement on the hanging of Mumbai attacks convict Ajmal Kasab.
There are two dates that Divya Salaskar will never forget - November 26, 2008, the day her father Vijay Salaskar was killed, and November 21, 2012 - the day the man who shot him was hanged to death.
Law minister Ashwani Kumar on Thursday said it was unfair to criticise the government's handling of Ajmal Kasab's hanging, considering that the timing for hanging a convict who has exhausted all legal remedies is never advertised.
Before 26/11 accused Mohammad Amir Ajmal Kasab, there was another terror convict who received a hasty burial behind the gates of a prison. He was Maqbool Bhat, founder of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF).
26/11 militant Ajmal Kasab's hanging may affect the in-camera trial against mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and his co-accused at the anti-terror court in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, say legal experts.
By all counts, the shifting of Ajmal Amir Kasab from his high security cell at the Arthur road prison to the Yerawada jail in Pune for his impending execution was the most daunting part of Operation X.
The over 200 security personnel guarding 26/11 attacker Mohammad Amir Ajmal Kasab, who was hanged to death on Wednesday, are still waiting to be relieved of their duties from the Arthur road jail.