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Hang Kasab publicly, says Thackeray

Hang Kasab publicly, says Thackeray
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First Published: Thu, Jul 23 2009. 01 00 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jul 23 2009. 01 00 PM IST
Mumbai: Demanding public hanging of Ajmal Kasab, Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray on Thursday said the Pakistani gunman’s admission of guilt in 26/11 attack case won’t deter the neighbouring country from sending more terrorists into India.
Those who think that Kasab’s confession is a victory are living in a fool’s paradise. Kasab’s confession won’t stop Pakistan from sending more terrorists, Thackeray said in an editorial in Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.
Like Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, we see the likelihood of Kasab spending the rest of his life in a jail, even if the court sentences him to death, he said.
It is our national policy to keep Kasab alive to protect Muslim sentiments, the Sena leader added.
“There is public demand that he should be hanged near the Gateway of India as that would be a befitting tribute to 26/11 Mumbai attack victims,” Thackeray said.
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First Published: Thu, Jul 23 2009. 01 00 PM IST