Yakub Memon hanged because he is a Muslim: Hurriyat's Syed Ali Shah Geelani

UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2015 12:28 PM IST
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Yakub Memon has been hanged because he is a Muslim, Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said soon after Memon was hanged early on Thursday for perpetrating the Mumbai blasts of 1993. Geelani said voices of dissent over Memon's hanging that are emerging from within India indicate apparent injustice was meted out to the blast convict. Memon was hanged to death at Nagpur central jail on Thursday morning, barely two hours after the Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch petition by senior lawyers to spare his life

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