YAKUB MEMON DEATH PENALTY

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Yakub Memon And A Debate Left Hanging

What made the Yakub Memon case fascinating was the intense debate it generated. News channels, newspapers and social media were abuzz with news reports and discussions on the subject, prior to the hanging. Unfortunately, after the execution, it did not take more than a week for the issue to disappear from news-hour debates and social media…
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How Not to Debate: A Dummy's Guide To Logical Fallacies

Having diverse views on contentious issues is normal in a healthy democracy. But the total lack of coherence and logic in the way we articulate our views is appalling. Politicians, journalists and even renowned intellectuals are often guilty of making imbecilic rebuttals on prime-time debates and twitter handles. So here's a crash course on some of the most blatant logical fallacies in recent debates, on issues that have polarized the world's largest democracy these past few months.
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Yakub Memon And Selective Justice

With the execution of the only man sentenced to death for the 12 March 1993 Mumbai blasts, the families of the 257 victims, as well as those who were injured, must feel some sense of having got justice. Some victims of the 1993 blasts have lamented that 22 years is too long a wait for justice. It is. But there are others too in their city who've waited that long, and still not got justice - the victims of the December 1992- January 1993 Mumbai riots.