Actor Ashish Chowdhry whose sister Monica and her husband were amongst those who were killed on 26/11 at the Oberoi Trident Hotel posted a series of moving tweets on the execution of Ajmal Kasab
"I am sure as a little baby, Kasab didn't plan his outcome.He was brainwashed,driven to kill in the name of God."
Is it not true that Kasab's brainwashers were also innoscent when they were little babies? And they too were brainwashed by somebody as they grew up? And is it not true that ,this 'bomebody' was\were brainwashed by somebody else?When the chain of questions is continuing like this, then whom to punish for the crime?
I agree there is nothing to REJOICE about his hanging. By the same token, there is nothing to whine about either. A lawful process completed its course. There is nothing more to be read than this.
And let us also not forget that Kasab is merely a pawn. The big heads are still out there. And they have to be hunted down like animals. That is the bigger task--a task for which India is totally unfit for.
People mention that 3000 people die, because of local train mishaps in Mumbai. We also know, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated. What if those people had not travelled in a hazardous manner on the trains? Why did they? If people do not travel, and say their lives are at risk, what would their offices say? They would consider, and then make a reply. It appears, that the happenings of 26/11, were similar. It appears, that just as people travel on local trains, feeling there is no choice, people feel that they had nothing other to do, than be at Churchgate, and they had to react in a particular manner, when they saw Kasab with a firearm. Could the people have made Kasab not use his arms in the manner he did? Everyone panicked and ran, away from him. Firstly, people must not disregard their own safety, if it is hazardous to travel in local trains, because they are overcrowded. Kasab was a human being, like us, and he was killing human beings like himself without regard.
A doctor can practice euthanesia. This is in response to the first tweet shown. And, only after the patient is consulted. So, people don't choose to take other's lives because of caste, creed, religion, or wealth. It's the call of the individual, is what is evident. There doesn't seem to need to be sentiment, behind every decision we take, when we reminisce about why we did, on that. It seems, people would rather not, and they do, however good it looks, to others and to themselves, or maybe not.
Everyone here, a simple question here - Are we wasting too much time, digressing about this Death Penalty thing?
How many people in India since 1947 have actually been dead due to this Death Penalty? I dont know, but it should be a few hundreds at max.
In contrast, I read that every year, I mean every year, a THOUSAND People in India are killed by being run over Trains in mumbai.
And mumbai is just one city in India...
So should be stop running all trains and lock the Indian railways?
In India, if you are a adult male in the age group 15 to 50, the single biggest threat to your life is not a terrorist or a earthquake or a fire accident or AIDS or some epidemic, but some road or rail accident.
So maybe it is time to give this whole issue a BIG Break and concentrate on something serious...
How about a national debate on completely eliminating all unmanned level crossings in India and then how about ensuring that all level crossings in India (in key areas) are replaced with proper bridges?
How about completely eliminating helmetless driving of two wheelers in India?
Aam Admi's life needs same IMPORTANCE as the life of Kasabs ..