Skip to comments.Mumbai gunman weeps as judge passes death sentence
Posted on 05/06/2010 8:14:59 PM PDT by Nachum
THE only surviving gunman from the bloody Mumbai attacks, in which 166 people died, has been sentenced to death by a court in India. Mohammed Ajmal Kasab, from Pakistan, covered his face with his hands and wept when the sentence was announced.
He was found guilty on Monday of murder and waging war against India for his role in the three-day siege that rocked India's financial capital.
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Boo hoo, Mohammed.
Soon you will be a good muslim.
Poor baby. I bet the Indians don’t let him linger around on death row for 20 years.
Weep you little bugger.
Ajmal Kasab gets what he gave: Death
6 May 2010
The Times of India
MUMBAI: “You have been sentenced to death on four counts. You will be hanged by the neck till you are dead. Yeh hamara tareeka hai (This is our way),” judge M L Tahaliyani told Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab, bringing him to justice 17 months after he and his nine accomplices held Mumbai to a 60-hour siege and killed 166 innocent men, women and children.
The mood in the courtroom was sombre. Kasab did not react. He kept his head down and was immediately whisked away after the pronouncement of the sentence. Throughout the afternoon, the baby-faced killer sat absolutely still in the box while the judge gave detailed reasons why it was necessary to give him the harshest possible penalty under the Indian law. “This man has lost the right to get any humanitarian relief,” Tahaliyani observed.
The court held that in view of the depravity of Kasab’s crimes, any chance of his reform or rehabilitation was “totally ruled out”. Describing the 22-year-old Lashkar-trained terrorist as “a menace to society”, Tahaliyani specifically alluded to the 1999 Kandahar case in 1999, when an Indian plane was hijacked to free dangerous terrorists who were imprisoned at the time. “Keeping him alive would be a constant danger to government and the State,” he said.
The judge made special mention of the merciless way in which people were killed at CST. “Brutality was writ large on Kasab’s face when he fired indiscriminately at people. It was visible in the photographs taken of him at CST,” he observed.
In a message to terrorist organisations which target India, the judge made it absolutely clear that “every man who wages war against India forfeits his life to the Indian State”. “Kasab voluntarily went to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and offered his services as a mujahideen,” he said.
Throughout the proceedings Kasab sat quietly, face nestled in his palm, and looking down at the ground. He spoke to a guard just once to ask for water. Before sentencing him, Judge Tahaliyani gave him one last chance to speak. He explained to him that his crimes warranted death, and he could tell the court if there was anything on his mind. Kasab, however, declined the privilege and slumped back on his bench slowly.
The judge reminded the defence lawyer that evidence showed that Kasab had several opportunities to leave the LeT training camp but was determined to stay on and attack India. “When the strike was delayed and the group was told to stay put in Karachi, Kasab was anxious about when he would get an opportunity to attack,” Tahaliyani said.
Describing the extreme terror Mumbai faced on 26/11, the judge referred to recordings of telephonic conversations between the gunmen holed up at various locations and their handlers sitting in Pakistan. “There was no remorse at the killing of so many people. The gunmen had come prepared to die,” he said.
The Supreme Court has said that while sentencing a man to death, the judge must prepare a balance sheet of mitigating and aggravating circumstances. In Kasab’s case, Tahaliyani said he could not find a single mitigating factor. “Everything is in favour of the prosecution,” he said, declaring that the death penalty was the only option.
Like ALL Bullies, including the one in the White House, they cry when caught and judged.
Let’s hope it’s swift and there’s not a delay due to appeals.
Now there's a sapient judge.
If he were a true believer, he should be jumping with joy ... 72 virgins, come on, wouldn’t you be overjoyed?
Oh that really tears me up inside. Poor little jihadiot.
I can feel sorry for anybody, and I feel sorry for this guy. Too bad for him he didn’t go down in the melee, when he was prepared for it. They were all used, you know. They were puppets.
What happened to the martyrdom bravado?
A puppet, you say . That’s probably why the wise Judge decidede to “string him up”. Too funny.
Cry me a river muhammed.
In hell those 72 virgins might be a little on the crispy side.
I’ll take that bet.
They’ve only executed one person in this century. Even those found responsible for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and a 2001 attack on India’s parliament are yet to be executed. (and they didn’t cry)
Seems their system makes ours look quick. Of course I live in Texas.
But a public trail would be embarrassing, even painful to Indian intelligence.......
......not as painful as that long drop from the gallows.
India has the death penalty? How uncivilized.....
I’ll stand up and agree with you. If you saw the HBO special on the Mumbai atrocities, you learned that he was “sold” to Lashkar-i-Toiba by his parents as a teenager. A brainwashed dimwit.
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