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Kasab wants someone to tie him a rakhi

IANS  Mumbai, August 05, 2009
First Published: 19:28 IST(5/8/2009) | Last Updated: 19:29 IST(5/8/2009)
Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab - accused in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks - expressed a desire for somebody to tie him a 'rakhi' on the occasion of the Indian festival of Raksha Bandhan Wednesday, his lawyer said.

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"He expressed his desire after he saw several people in court sporting colourful 'rakhis' during the day's proceedings," his government-appointed lawyer S.G. Abbas Kazmi told mediapersons.

Taken aback by the request, Kazmi informed him that if any woman considered Kasab as her brother, she could tie a rakhi on his wrist.

Later, Kazmi also explained to Kasab the meaning and importance of Raksha Bandhan, which symbolises the love and protective bond between brothers and sisters.

Kasab is being tried at a special court here for the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, in which at least 170 people were killed. He is the lone survivor among the 10 Pakistan-based terrorists involved in the strike.


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