Saturday, May 15, 2010

VHP welcomes Kasab's death sentence, demands immediate execution

New Delhi, May 6 (UNI) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad today welcomed the verdict of death punishment given to lone captured Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Kasab and demanded that he should be hanged to death immediately.

''Kasab should not be given any further opportunity to appeal or mercy and must be hanged immediately. Otherwise Kasab's bosses in Pakistan may even manipulate the vote bank politics in India and even try to hold the country at ransom once again,'' VHP Secretary General Pravin Togadia said.

He noted since Pakistan's hand in terrorist attacks in India has been fully exposed, ''Indian Government should immediately cut all diplomatic and business ties with Pakistan.''

Dr Togadia further pointed out that the court has also pronounced Pakistani Hafeez Sayeed, Lakhvi and other 18 Pakistani terrorists guilty. ''Therefore, the government should do everything possible to bring them here and get them hanged.''

Convicted for waging war against India and killing 166 innocent people in the November 26, 2008 terrorist attack on the financial hub of the country, Kasab was today sentenced to death by a designated court in Mumbai.

Rejecting the defence plea for a lesser punishment, the designated court Judge M L Tahaliyani said the crime was one of the rarest of the rare and ordered that the Pakistani terrorist should be hanged to death.

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