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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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A Case for Freeing Campuses From Political Interference

It will be not difficult for any person with the slightest semblance of political acumen to understand the political machinations behind recent cases of unrest on campuses. First, the members of the Ambedkar Students Association of the University of Hyderabad organized a protest march against the hanging of Yakub Memon, main accused in Mumbai blasts case. Then in Delhi, the campus of Jawaharlal Nehru University saw a protest in which students raised pro-Afzal Guru and anti-India slogans. I don't think these are isolated incidents.
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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.