Execution of Yakub Memon in India

Recently; Indian government carried out the death penalty of Yakub Memon. Amnesty International condemned this death penalty and they think the capital punishment of Yakub Memon signifies another disheartening activity by the authority. In recent times, Yakub Memon was executed by hanging at the central jail of Nagpur in India. Yakub Memon was 53 years of age and he was convicted for his involvement in a series of bomb blasts in Mumbai in 1993 which killed no more than 257 people and injured thousands of people.

In 2007, he was convicted and sentenced to death penalty under the Terrorist Law (TADA) of India. Yakub Memon filled a mercy petition and asked the clemency of the Governor of Maharashtra but it was denied then. Later on he asked clemency of the President which was declined on Friday. Indian government basically let die a man in cool blood indicates that killing is wrong. This will be a misguided attempt to prevent terrorism, and an unsatisfying use of the criminal justice system as a tool for retribution.

Indian authorities often locate it convenient to endure capital punishment as a symbol of their resolve to deal with transgression, as well as choose to ignore tougher as well as effective solutions akin to better investigations, prosecutions as well as look after the victims’ family members. The use of the death punishment in India has been regularly identified by Indian courts to be arbitrary and inconsistent. There exists simply no credible evidence that the risk of execution is a lot more of a precautionary to transgression than a prison sentence. This fact is guaranteed in multiple studies carried out by the UN along with many places around the globe.

Yakub Memon’s execution is the lastly in under 36 months in India, after an eight-year pause. India is among a minority of nations around the world which continue to use the death punishment. 140 nations around the world, more than two-thirds of the world’s countries, around the globe include abolished the death punishment in law or practice. Amnesty always opposes the death punishment, irrespective of the nature or conditions of the crime; guilt, innocence or other qualities of the individual; or the method used by the state to carry out the execution. It opposes because death penalty is the severe violation of human rights and it is the supreme unkind, inhuman as well as degrading physical punishment.


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