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'Carrying out the sentence will only have the appearance of a ...

The Hindu editorial on Yakub Memon's execution order. Judicial finality need not necessarily mean that India should hang Yakub Memon. Even in this situation, as his life hangs on the slender thread of a fresh mercy plea to the President, is the irreversible and inhuman sentence of death the only recourse for a democratic government? Carrying out the sentence will only have the appearance of a justice that is retributive and vengeful, not substantial or morally different from the very ... Rediff.com, 17 minutes ago
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All the drama that led up to Yakub's execution

A recap of all the drama that led up to Yakub Memon's hanging. Yakub Memon, Mumbai blasts convict, was hanged at 6:43 am today, with the Supreme Court dismissing his last-minute attempt to escape the gallows by rejecting his plea for a stay on the death warrant. "Stay of death warrant would be a travesty of justice. The plea is dismissed," said Justice Dipak Misra, heading a three-judge bench, in an order in Court Room 4 which was opened for an unprecedented 90-minute hearing that started at ...
 Rediff.com20 minutes ago Authorities hell bent on executing Yakub: lawyers  Rediff.com30 minutes ago Nagpur jail prepares to hang Yakub Memon  Rediff.com11 hours ago Yakub has not made his will so far, says his lawyer  Rediff.com13 hours ago
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'The judiciary in India is one institution that is above fault'

'My confidence in the Indian judiciary is absolute after I saw justice being delivered in Gujarat even when a BJP government was ruling the state. The Muslims of Gujarat believed that they will never get justice in a BJP-ruled state, but the facts are before all of us to make a judgment.' Zafar Sareshwala, below, left, who is considered by many as someone close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, spoke to Prasanna D Zore/Rediff.com after the Supreme Court verdict in the Yakub Memon case. Your ...
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Yakub's body to be brought home to Mumbai this afternoon

Security across Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai and Nagpur, has been beefed up. The quick response team, an elite and armed wing of the Mumbai Police created after the 26/11 terror attack, has been pressed into action. A QRT team was also placed outside Yakub's cell and is still on guard.After the scheduled hanging, a post-mortem will be conducted and the body will be handed over to the family. The body will be flown to Mumbai this afternoon. In Mumbai, around 5,000 policemen have been ...
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When SC opened its doors at 3 am for Yakub

Yakub Memon's mercy petition was rejected by a three-member bench amid high drama that saw the Supreme Court throwing its doors open in the middle of the night in an unprecedented move. The Supreme Court dismissed 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's last-minute attempt to escape the gallows by rejecting his plea for a stay on the death warrant. "Stay of death warrant would be a travesty of justice. The plea is dismissed," said Justice Dipak Misra, heading a three-judge bench, in an ...
 Rediff.com36 minutes ago SC rejects Centre's curative plea for death of Rajiv killers  Rediff.com8 hours ago Yakub death penalty: Legal experts, politicians question procedure in SC verdict  Rediff.com12 hours ago SC upholds rejection of Yakub Memon's curative petition  Rediff.com16 hours ago
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SC REJECTS mercy plea; Yakub Memon to hang at 7 am

BREAKING: The Supreme Court has rejected the mercy plea made by Yakub Memon after a nearly hour-long mercy plea. Memon is scheduled for 7 am in the Nagpur Central Prison on his 53rd
 Rediff.com3 hours ago Yakub Memon to be hanged as President rejects his mercy plea  Rediff.com7 hours ago Govt advises President Mukherjee to reject Memon's mercy plea  Rediff.com9 hours ago Govt advises President to reject Memon's mercy plea  Rediff.com10 hours ago
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Decision on Yakub Memon's plea shortly

Judges are now taking decision on  the mercy petition. It may be recalled that Yakub  will be hanged at 7 am on Thursday morning barring any last-minute
 Rediff.com3 hours ago Yakub Memon spilt beans on Dawood, Tiger  Rediff.com16 hours ago

Unprecedented late night SC hearing begins

The never-seen-before early morning hearing is now underway in the Supreme Court, and is not expected to go on for very
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Supreme Court to be opened up to hear fresh plea at 2:30 am

In an unprecedented development, it is now being reported that the Supreme Court's doors would be thrown open to hear the plea.The hearing is set at 2:30
 Rediff.com6 hours ago Disappointed by Supreme Court judgement: Owaisi  Chennai Online8 hours ago

3-judge bench to hear fresh plea at 2:30 am

Major confusion outside Justice Mishra's house. Earlier, reports said that the hearing would take place at the CJI's residence. A little later, the action shifted to Justice Mishra's house.Fresh reports now say that the action may now move to the Supreme Court, and the hearing would take place at 2:30 am.Judges were seen rushing to the ...
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