The question remains, why was Yakub Memon hanged?

Published: July 31, 2015
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Activists of Indian right-wing Hindu organization Hindu Sena burn photographs of Yakub Memon, a key plotter of the Mumbai bomb attacks which killed hundreds of people in 1993, during a protest demanding capital punishment for him in New Delhi. PHOTO: AFP

The Supreme Court is an institution of the state. An independent Supreme Court does not mean that judges would not be cognisant of the political implications of their decisions. As the products of the society they live in, it would be unrealistic to expect the judges to make decisions devoid of any political, religious, or social influences.

The Judicial Commission in Pakistan must have factored in the political ramifications of their decision, and the Supreme Court of India must have factored in the political ramifications of their decision while deciding Yakub Memon was to be hanged.

Memon was pronounced guilty on September 12h, 2006 for his involvement in the 1993 Mumbai blasts by the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court. As the verdict was handed out to him, Memon proclaimed,

“Innocent people are being called terrorists.”

After any terrorist activity takes place, the lust for blood resonates amongst the population and the people want vengeance. Terrorism is the perfect antidote of democracy. It brings out the worst in us, and the worst is simply amplified when the majority is vying for blood.

Weak governments cave in to this pressure and channelise the hate of the masses towards the ‘others’. It was the Arabs for America after 9/11, Pakhtuns for Pakistan after the Army Public School (APS) tragedy and it was the Muslims for Mumbai after 1993.

However, the state does not deal with revenge and retribution. The state does not act out of vengeance. The vanguard of a state is justice, the state ensures justice. This is why I cringe anytime a politician or security official in Pakistan vows to take revenge after a tragedy. It simply perpetuates the circle of violence we are all caught up in.

Echoing this sentiment, Shashi Tharoor, two-time member of Parliament from Thiruvananthapuram, and the chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs in India, argues that the hanging of Memon turns the entire nation into murderers as well. Tharoor makes an impassioned plea against death penalty when he writes,

“Innocent, reformed and reformable people have been given the death penalty even though they no longer pose any serious danger to society.”

Whereas there was little criticism of the numerous hangings and extra-judicial killings of suspected terrorists after the APS tragedy in Pakistan, some salient voices have come out against the death penalty in India. Yesterday, the editorial in The Hindu on July 30th called it ‘inhuman and unconscionable’.

How much of the decision was influenced by Shiv Shena’s aggressive campaign to call for the hanging?  The emotions felt by the people during the Mumbai attacks were conveniently used to sway the public opinion against Memon.

Memon was in jail for 21 years, he was hardly a danger to the Indian society. Which brings us to the crucial question, why was Yakub Memon hanged?

The Supreme Court heard a mercy petition from Yakub at 3am, seemingly heralding itself as the vanguard of justice, but in the end, it all turned out to be a facade as the court caved in to the political pressure and rejected the mercy petition.

If we are to factor in the human element of the judgment and the political factors, it could be because he was Muslim. The outspoken Muslim politician Asaduddin Owaisi and Hurriyat Chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani certainly seem to think so.

Even if we are to dismiss their statements on the basis of their political affiliations, the fact is that nobody has been hanged over the Babri Masjid riots. The recent editorial in The Nation on summarises it perfectly,

“The crux of the issue is this: while Indian authorities steam forward with this execution, cases of terrorist attacks against Muslim targets – such as Melagaon, Modassa, Samjhauta Express and Ajmer Sharif – all languish.”

The same Supreme Court has taken a much more lenient approach in dealing with Hindu extremists. For a Supreme Court to be truly independent, it has to factor in all of its political influences and offset them by being cognisant of their decisions. No judge can truly decide under a veil of ignorance but every effort should be made to do so.

If a majority is keen to hang a Muslim rather than a Hindu then the Supreme Court should not let that factor into their own decision. If the Indian Supreme Court has been reluctant to belt out death penalties for extremists of a different faith then the same standard should be applied to a person of a different faith.

Many of you reading this in Pakistan might find this blog post easy to agree with because of its criticism towards the Indian Supreme Court and pro-Muslim stance. However, I do recommend reading this again and switching India with Pakistan.

The principle remains the same, courts in Pakistan are reluctant to punish Muslim extremists and afraid to rule in favour of the accused in blasphemy cases. Many judges have been personally targeted for being lenient in blasphemy cases.

If our Supreme Court is also to be truly independent, the faith of the victim should not be an influential factor in the decision making process. It is about time the people of India and Pakistan move beyond the Hindu-Muslim differences and see terrorists as terrorists rather than Muslim terrorists or Hindu terrorists.

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Shehzad Ghias

A graduate from the LUMS Law School and is running his own theatre production company, Cogito Productions.He works as a theatre teacher at various schools. He tweets @Shehzad89 (twitter.com/Shehzad89)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Striver

    Good article. The issue highlighted is also found the in the world of academia across the world. There, uniquely subtle pressures are applied to keep the “herd” together. Foreign think-tanks are notoriously biased in favor of their political elite. Similarly, with foreign newspapers.Recommend

  • wb

    On matters of such sensitivity, if you have to write a blog, you must try to look deep into the details of the case and history of case. You must know the case pretty well, if not an expert.

    Otherwise, the blog comes across as silly.

    Many have argued against Yakub’s hanging. But those people are experts on the subject matter.

    Perhaps he didn’t deserve to die, but you have to present a solid case for that and not a vacuous copy paste job. You have not made one argument based on the merits of the case itself.

    Don’t mislead the already confused people.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    I agree with the author, Muslims see a terrorist in terms of religion, and them complain when the world does the sameRecommend

  • Rahul

    Yakub Memon was the brains behind the Mumbai Bomb blasts. He came back to India under some very suspicious circumstances. Nearly 300 people died in the bomb blasts. His execution was reviewed by the Indian judiciary at many different levels and all agreed the death penalty was called for. India has executed about 5 people in the past 15 years compared to Pakistan executing 5 a day. Syed Ali Geelani is hardly a non-partisan voice. Shahi Tharoor’s party was in power for 10 years, they did not rescind the death penalty, but now he has found his voice so that he can tar BJP with the Anti-Muslim brush to try to pander to Muslim sentiments.Recommend

  • lookwhere

    Muslims represent alien arab and turkish imperialism, violence and robbery in the indian subcontinent.
    All conflicts betwen them and hindus begin in this fact. The causality chain cannot be truncated to suit the muslims.Recommend

  • The Truth

    Lets put it this way, if Yakub was unwittng accomplice in the murder of 300 people, then Yakub menon is just another victim of the 300 murders by his brother Tiger Menon.

    After reading the transcript of the tape that Yakub brought with him to show his innocence ,
    On tape , this is what Taufiq who is sitting besides Tiger Menon ,

    “Taufiq: Yaar, we know of it because we have done it. I mean, I knew this much because the two of us did everything together.

    So Yakub, seems to have ended up as a unwilling co-conspirator or collateral damage of his brothers crimes against humanity.Recommend

  • Animal Farm

    2 Indian muslims died last week,the entire India wept for one of them and there was hardly any blog from ET for him….whereas there is flutter of article for the other one….

    This shows which type of muslims Pakistanis love…..Recommend

  • Animal Farm

    “If our Supreme Court is also to be truly independent, the faith of the
    victim should not be an influential factor in the decision making
    process.”

    Strangely,out of 182 people sentenced to death in the last 67 years,only 15 were muslim….There goes your theory of muslim bias in punishment down into the water….Recommend

  • Animal Farm

    “Memon was in jail for 21 years, he was hardly a danger to the Indian
    society. Which brings us to the crucial question, why was Yakub Memon
    hanged?”

    Yup,any terrorist or murderer or rapist can commit a heinous crime and will pose no danger to the society once he is in jail….Then why are they hanged???

    Or should we wait for another Air India flight to get hijacked by your cousins to free Yakub just like Maulana Masood Azhar???Recommend

  • Animal Farm

    B.Raman report explicity tells that he came to Nepal and was caught in security checks with multiple passports and since Nepal police didnt have the jurisdiction to arrest him…He was flown to India and released only to get arrested again by Indian police with proper warrant….

    How come all the apologists seem to ignore this report??Recommend

  • Gensys

    22 years is a long time for someone to wait out his death sentence and the allegation that he was a Muslim and so hanged is wrong.He was defended by the top Hindu lawyers unlike Pakistan where no lawyer would take a brief for blasphemy victims and people of the Owaisi breed are disgrace to the nation and even saddening that he is indulging i his divisive politics to ensure his vote bank.If Owaisi is unhappy with India and its polices who is stopping him from gong to the land of his choice to get the freedoms he hungers for.Recommend

  • abhi

    This is emotional blog without looking at facts. Guilt of Yaqub Memon is proven without doubt and there is no confusion is there. Only issue people are finding is that the hanging was too much delayed and he lived a reformed life in jail for too long so there should have been mercy. There is no proof that Hindu culprits are not brought to gallows, If you see a list of person hanged in recent past you will find majority to be Hindus. So please check your facts before writing in public forums.Recommend

  • Uzair

    Shallow piece of writing. No details about evidence presented against Mr. Memon and/or counter-evidence. A comparative analysis about similar executions in Hindustan would have added some substance to this. However, there should be a comprehensive article about this hanging and its implications for Muslims in India.Recommend

  • shahin

    Indian official system is highly infected by religious feeling. when a judge asks a lawyer in Haryana, “you have come to defend a terrorist”. Now imagine , a judge is prejudiced to the victim. he has decided the victim as terrorist before the trial. what can we expect from such judge? let the question of justice be kept a side.Recommend

  • mimi sur

    He was hanged because he was the master-mind behind killings of hundreds of people and he was convicted by our honorable SC. Hence we killed him. Yes, you can raise issues like Malegaon and others, but that needs to be proved by our courts . We are not a muslim nation, hence we can’t behead him or publicly flog him . We are bound by court’s decission. Recommend

  • Union Jack

    @author
    Indeed a good question and quite a rational approach at looking at this sad incident. Sad because if we have to put down a human for the crimes he did confess for and received 21 yrs of imprisonment. That means we failed as a society to either reform him / her or we have failed in understanding at first place why capital punishment was ever enacted as part of a civil society.
    Revenge blinds humans emotionally and rationally. The very thread of humanity is burned by this instinct to seek revenge. And this will sadly continue. Pakistanis will never understand why Indians hate them. And Indians are confused why Pakistanis hate them. The hatred is purely Indian vs Pakistani and not Hindu vs Muslim.
    Hindu – Muslim hatred exists because of “Indian – Pakistani” hatred.
    Solve this puzzle, you will solve rest.Recommend

  • Elbot

    There is difference b/w internal law & order problem and external terrorism.

    Yaqub was mastermind in financing the terror which envisaged procurement of RDX from Pakistan with overt support of Pak state agency.
    Dawood ibrahim and tiger memon ran away with him but they have settled down in pakistan.

    He ran away from country 2-3 days prior to attack which killed 300 Indians in mumbai and 1000 were injured.Recommend

  • Brar

    Agreed he should not have been hanged and Editorials in most papers National; or regional ,English or Panjabi wrote against the hanging, but the SC or the lower courts decides on the material evidence put forth not on the base of religion as you say regarding Pak courts they are afraid of the results if they did not punish a blashphemy accused who are always christians or Hindus, Ahmadis they fear they will be punished and even the Lawyers defending their cases are murdered and the judges of the Indian courts have no such fears while deciding a case and it was only Indian SC court which heard the mercy petition even two hours before the conviction. Those accused of Samjhauta express and Malegaon attackes will also be punished. Ten other accused in the same case who were awarded death sentence the sane supreme court converted it to life imprisonment had SC worked according to you they would also have been hanged,Recommend

  • pn awasthi

    Yakub Memon was sentenced to death along with 11 other Muslims who planted bombs,one died during prolong trial and 10 were let off the hook.Because it was proved that these 10 poor Muslims were used for financial gains by master minds Yakub,Tiger Memon and Dawwod Ibrahim,Hence statement that he was hanged because of his religion is not valid.It was proved beyond doubt that he was driving spirit behind planning, financing. arranging training in a hostile country for carrying out terrorist act, which resulted in the death of 270 innocent live and critical injuries to more than 1000 people.By all account it was a heinous crime which fell in the category of rarest of the rare.Author’s contention that many people involved in communal riots are not hanged hold no ground given the death and destruction caused by this act in collaboration with enemy country.Even Asaduddin Owaisi agrees that Memon was involved but wanted his execution stayed on the ground that he was a Muslim.So it is for anyone to guess who is communal.Recommend

  • ajeet

    He was part of a group that waged war on India. Whether he was apprehended or surrendered in Nepal or India doesn’t matter.Recommend

  • ajeet

    Doesn’t matter. What warrent are you talking about when Pakistan has given refuge to extremists of all kind. If we wait for the warrant, we will all die of old age. We will take the rest out by hook or crook.Recommend

  • Milind A

    By narrow definition of a pure Muslim propounded by Pakistanis they ought to be of the right sect (Sunni Deobandi), espouse hatred towards anything different, not acknowledge or indulge in ‘unIslamic’ practices…The 2 Indian Muslims who died last week, were none of that sort, hence may not technically qualify to be a Muslim in the eyes of Pakistanis..Recommend

  • Milind A

    Or have the jails broken into and have them released just as the Talibans did a couple of years back in PakistanRecommend

  • kartikey mishra

    So U are teaching us on hanging matter but Pakistanis are hanging daily their home burn terrorist & they are always muslims so then if som indian muslims are involved in terrorists so must be hanged what is wrong on that.Recommend

  • kartikey

    Nepal police arrested him while he as going to Pakistan gain when he know that indias are hunting them for bombing then Nepal police had found 10 indian passports then he arrested on that matter. but I’m very angry on that 8000 thud’s muslims of Mumbai were welcoming death body of mYakoob shame on those muslims.Recommend

  • Rana Eddy

    ##The principle remains the same, courts in Pakistan are reluctant to punish Muslim extremists and afraid to rule in favour of the accused in blasphemy cases. Many judges have been personally targeted for being lenient in blasphemy cases.##

    Wow !! You compare blasphemers who blasphemed against Islam to Muslim extremists . The former are no extremists even if they blasphemed against Islam – the majority religion . Hinduism is regularly blasphemed against by Left-Liberals in India & Christianity by left-Liberals in the West. Secondly , are not minority religions regularly mocked at , in Pakistan even in Assemblies or even News channels . There is little protest at that by Pak Liberals.Recommend

  • http://tribune.com.pk/ p r sharma

    Yakub memon is hanged because of his crimes he committed and proved beyond doubt in the highest court of India. Any allegation pointing fingers on the hanging is a biased mindRecommend

  • Facts only

    Please do not write without facts. This was the 2nd petition to SC that was rejected, in addition to another petition to Governor of state. The 1st petition was in 2014 itself. While I also agree that many guilty of post-Babri-riots have not been punished, two wrongs cannot be a right.

    Read the summary of the situation from an independent lawyer’s assessment at

    http://www.dailyo.in/politics/yakub-memon-hanging-supreme-court-330am-hearing-mercy-petition-july-30-death-penalty-shatrughan-chauhan/story/1/5342.html

    Argue with facts. While everyone feels sad at having to put any human being to death, it is the least worst of options in cases such as this.Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    It is about time the people of India and Pakistan move beyond the Hindu-Muslim differences” ….
    Are you proposing removal of word “Islamic” from the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan”, repeal of Blasphemy Laws, Hodood Laws etc. …. ???Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Sir, India & Nepal though not have repatriation treaty but believe in eradication of terror from each other’s land and help each other. The issue came before TADA court (as to arrest at Delhi) and was explained and decided at initial stage of the trial. Further the issue of surrender was never pleaded by accused in trial, numerous appeals and even in his mercy petitions. Raising it in media trial is immaterial. Please also realize that surrender is not only physical, it is to be followed by mens rea of bowing towards law in trial. Yakub, refused to testify under oath before courts in narrating the circumstances under which he participated in crime and defended his involvement of any kind in crime all the times despite clear documentary proofs against him.
    The issue of Capital Punishment is a settled issue in India and India has yet not abolished it. It was and is weak argument for all defenders.Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Morning a dead is a sombre expressions. It hardly matters for Indians. It neither change the law nor the will of a nation.Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Asadudin Owaisi is a lawyer and President of political party AIMIM and also honoured by ‘Sansad Ratna Award’ by Indian Parliament. His stand on last day is seen as Sunni brotherhood for Memons to gain political mileage from incidence in Shia and Bohra dominated Maharashtra Muslim politics. Few feel that he is also being funded by such people …… Only Allah knows ….. :-) Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    “Sad because if we have to put down a human for the crimes he did confess for and received 21 yrs of imprisonment.”
    Sir, this is factually incorrect statement. He neither confessed his involvement nor he testify on oath before trial court narrating the circumstances and chain of events of the dastardly act? Presuming but not admitting that he surrendered, even in that circumstances, it is not only the physical surrender (as is done by many criminals to avoid being shot down), but also the mental surrender which qualify for leniency. The accused should testify before magistrate over oath of his involvements in crime narrating circumstances to claim leniency. Yakub did not do that even during the trial, appeals or in his mercy petitions? He doesn’t qualify for any leniency in crime?Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    I need your comments on this news Item: http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-192686-NAP-led-to-killing-of-over-20,000-terrorists:-documents
    Please also enlighten us about your views on Malik Ishaq’s recent encounter in Pakistan …… :-)Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    Read the bare judgement for your analysis at: http://supremecourtofindia.nic.in/FileServer/2015-07-29_1438191998.pdf

    For those who are interested about his appeal in Supreme Court against death sentence may see the judgement at: http://sci.nic.in/outtoday/1728.pdf

    It is better to indulge in such matters on these facts.Recommend

  • http://gravatar.com/skchadha SKChadha

    The tape may have been recovered from his possession? He never testified on oath before any court about its authenticity either suo moto or on questioning.Recommend

  • https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=8559594100366660134#allposts Supriya Arcot

    Death is more humane compared to living in jails or being on the run .Recommend

  • Rajiv

    It’s sad that just 1 Muslim was hanged for murder of 300 Indians
    really sad.Recommend

  • Swaadhin

    If the supreme court of India pronounces a man guilty, that is good enough for me however the question is did Yaqub Memon deserve a death sentence, my opinion is an emphatic no.

    The man surrendered, brought his entire family home, spent a very long time in the Jail, faced the law rather than being an absconder all his life, considering these reasons and the fact that we have a right wing nationalist party ruling this country, his death sentence should have been commuted into a life sentence.

    The authorities and the Govt have been extremely incompetent in bringing people to justice who take refuge in other countries but wanted to show their bravery on man who had literally surrendered before the Indian state in more than one way after having committed a grave sin.

    Here is a country where even Valmiki was a thief before his transformation and ended up writing an epic which every Hindu follows till date, Yaqub Memon is a wrong example for the Indian state to have set.

    My heart goes out for his daughter when she says she could not ever speak to her father heart out and now that he is been hanged, we have robbed her of that opportunity and robbed ourselves of the opportunity of a daughter’s gratitude to the state of India for having forgiven her father to an extent despite having committed the sin he did.

    I am disappointed though with large number of crowds present at Yaqub’s last rites, he did not deserve it, he was a terrorist afterall.Recommend

  • Jehangir Khan Mescanzai

    One thing is very evident. From reading all the comments in every
    each blog in this newspaper,…Hindustan is a nation full of hate.
    How can you all there live with yourself? With this much hate and
    negativity roiling/boiling around. Seems like hindus get up in the morning and say…’who am I going to target with my hate today’
    What kind of culture is this? Why hound Pak newspapers with
    your perpetual bad karma/hate?
    Recommend

  • fze

    We didn’t propound it. It is Saudis who financed it with the ‘asherbaad’ of your newly found friends, America. Incidently, Saudia follows the same version of Islam. Get your facts straight and don’t try to dump everything at our door.Recommend

  • Jayyed Ali

    You Indians have absolutely no business commenting on Sunni Deobandi or Shia etc. You get your little lessons in Islam through hateful posts and articles, basically all trash- on the internet, complimented through media like Fox and Sky networks and Discovery.in etc. We in Pakistan understand what you Indians keep trying to do here: trying to underline the little differences within Muslims in the hope to promote disunity. Well, here is news: we ain’t no Iraq, and you aint no USA (who you pathetically try and ape in almost everything thinkable!)
    Before you show any amount of false worry about the Muslims, go and see the conditions your Dalits live in, in your not-very-shining-india. Open your eyes and find why the involvement of Muslims in recent Indian elections was the lowest ever in Indian history. Go read about how your country is the worst in the world for women.Recommend

  • Sane

    What a great logic. I salute you as genius. When it comes to Muslims you have entirely different propositions.Recommend

  • Sane

    This is another killing of innocent Muslim just like Afzal Guru. Shame on your judicial system,, your govt. and Hindu mindset. These acts proves why Muslims needed a separate state and again there would be a Pakistan within remaining India.Recommend

  • Sane

    Yaqoob Memon, Afzal Guru are the milestones for Muslims to get liberated from Hindu India.Recommend

  • Sane

    Why not you first get hold of your PM Modi who is accused of murdering Muslims in Gujarat. He is still under prosecution.Recommend

  • Sane

    The way he was prosecuted and killed by your courts is exposed globally. Every one laughs on your judicial system and a doctrine of killing innocent Muslims thorough court decisions.Recommend

  • hp kumar

    Just tell your concerns to dawood and tiger ..Next is their turn..And i know ,you people live among such people with ease and comfortRecommend

  • Sane

    Aren’t you not concerned for batteries of terrorists you sent to Pakistan with different names like TTP is one of those. We have killed all those.. We like killing Indian terrorist under the garb of ‘Muslims’. And we live with ease and comfort specially when they burn. It smell like Bar B Q.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    Modi is not under prosecution, maybe you need to read more non pakistani news sourcesRecommend

  • Gratgy

    Lol! If TTP is sent by India then how was Hakimullah Mehsud the leader of TTP declared a martyr by Pakistan?

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  • Gratgy

    Humane is for humans onlyRecommend

  • Milind A

    So its ok for you to kill innocent Muslims like the LeJ founder Malik Ishaq and his sons or the Lal Masjid mullah in 2007. But the moment we do something similar, blame our Hindu mindset. Confused much. Recommend

  • Sane

    Since Modi assumed as PM there are 1,500 Anti Muslim riots in which 455 Muslims killed and 1,300 wounded. In first 5 months of 2015 anti Muslim riots increased by 25%. in last six months of 2014 there was an increase of 65% anti Muslim riots. New India Express reports that Union Home Ministry says in first five months there were 330 anti Muslim riots in which 51 Muslims killed and 300 wounded. Indian ministry report says in 2014 till 31st may 232 anti Muslim riots occurred. In 2014 there were total 1,200 anti Muslim riots in which 493 Muslims were murdered and their properties worth 500 million were looted, burnt or destroyed.

    Recommend

  • Sane

    Sorry to read this as you term Muslims not human. No matter, this shall fuel a separtte nation for Muslims in leftover India.Recommend

  • Sane

    He was an India planted terrorist and no one termed him martyr.Recommend

  • Sane

    Which hostile country you refer. While Bombay attack occurred both and all culprits were in India (to whom you say accused). This was indigenous plan and you failed to take proactive action and then to nab the culprits. You totally failed.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    Lol! Fazlur Rehman called him a martyr, Imran Khan tried to Block UN routeRecommend

  • Gratgy

    You are human if you behave like one. Recommend

  • Sane

    Almonds may help. Imran Khan never blocked UN Route, even upon killing of Baitullah Mehsud. May be you have seen this in India. Use you brain. By the way what UN route is?Recommend

  • Gratgy

    My Mistake, replace UN with Nato route. But you did not answer my question.. Why did Imran Khan threaten to block Nato route to afghanistan if hakimullah mehsud was supported by India

    Headline by BBC
    “Hakimullah Mehsud: Imran Khan seeks Nato blockade over killing”Recommend

  • Gratgy

    You got one chance in 1947 to have a separate progressive country for muslims, but you made it a hellhole that it is today. Why should anyone give you one more chanceRecommend

  • Sane

    NATO blockade was not due to killing of Baitullah Mehsud. Have correct knowledge first. There was no headline of BBC like this. Anyways; topic is not this as you are trying to divert. See my today’s comment and reply if you have any (as usual).Recommend

  • pn awasthi

    The hostile country I mentioned is Pakistan.Pakistan provided all logistics,training and shelter to these terrorists.They were provided with Pakistani identity and passport.Even till today some of these accused are guest and are living in Pakistan.Recommend

  • pn awasthi

    So after having separate state they are very secure.Don’t close your eyes to happening in Pakistan.I don’t think you are impervious to these happenings.Indian Muslims are much more safer in India.Recommend

  • pn awasthi

    Do you have any word to say about Muslim Pakistan, which has hanged 187 Muslims just in the course of 7 months and remember they all were not terrorists.Of course those who are not feeling safe in India are free to leave for safer Muslim countries in the world.Recommend

  • pn awasthi

    Boundaries don’t change in modern times albeit people who dream to divide a country get divided themselves.Bangladesh is a case in point and how you people massacred Bengali Muslims and raped their women is known to whole world.Recommend

  • abc

    the whole Pakistani country is a terrorist nation the Indians saved the Bangladeshi and it developed but no one can save an idiotic nation full of terrorist from dying a natural deathRecommend

  • Sane

    India is origin and exporter of terrorism. This is the only country which does state terrorism through their proxies.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    I clearly mentioned Hakimullah Mehsud not Baitullah Mehsud. And I copied from a BBC article.

    If TTP is supported by India, why did Imran Khan block Nato route to Afghanistan when Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a drone

    “Hakimullah Mehsud: Imran Khan seeks Nato blockade over killing”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-24838682Recommend

  • Gratgy

    Only in your parallel universeRecommend

  • Sane

    ha….ha….ha…. you say Indian Muslims are more safer in India.

    Since Modi assumed as PM there are 1,500 Anti Muslim riots in which 455
    Muslims killed and 1,300 wounded. In first 5 months of 2015 anti Muslim
    riots increased by 25%. in last six months of 2014 there was an
    increase of 65% anti Muslim riots. New India Express reports that Union
    Home Ministry says in first five months there were 330 anti Muslim
    riots in which 51 Muslims killed and 300 wounded. Indian ministry
    report says in 2014 till 31st may 232 anti Muslim riots occurred. In
    2014 there were total 1,200 anti Muslim riots in which 493 Muslims were
    murdered and their properties worth 500 million were looted, burnt or
    destroyed.Recommend

  • Sane

    What a great logic. When you kill Muslims due to Hindu mindset it is OK. Who is confused rather refuses to accept reality. Riot and killing of Muslims is rampant under state support. There are an average of more than 3 anti Muslim riots in India per day. Still you are not ashamed.Recommend

  • Sane

    Before Bangladesh why you do not give example of India when it was divided in 1947 and you watched helpless.Recommend

  • Sane

    Read that your Indian Police Service Officer says that your Prime Minister Modi is a common criminal who became PM of India. A country run by a criminal ….. what could be the mindset of people. No more to explain.

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/narendra-modi-is-a-common-criminal-who-happens-to-be-gujarat-chief-minister-sanjeev-bhatt/1/155305.htmlRecommend

  • Sane

    Such chances are not given, but snatched. Same as Kashmiris and Sikhs are about to do.Recommend

  • Gratgy

    You have lost all wars and half your country trying to snatch Kashmir.Recommend

  • pn awasthi

    Because you people were also part of India.Think rationally, it is you who lost big India for small restless Pakistan.Recommend

  • nkm

    If TTP is supported by India, why did Imran Khan block Nato route to Afghanistan when Hakimullah Mehsud was killed by a drone. ? Why run .?Recommend