I don't know why people get into the deterrent argument. Jail time for theft does not deter robbery. That does not mean we should be against putting people behind bars.The principle is simple - if you go against the law there are consequences. The more severe the act, harsher the punishment. Who cares whether jihadis come here to attain martyrdom or whether they come here for fun. The law should not make exceptions on the basis of alleged motives.
He shouldnt have been hanged. He had his death too easy. He should have been left at VT Station (CST) by 7 PM on a weekday all alone with no security. He would have ended where he began!
Why are you labouring yourself again and again to show your ignorance ?
Even I am not a great advocate of Death penalty as such for most crimes. But for the crimes such as one committed by Kasab, death penalty is the only solution. In a way, arguing against blanket ban on death penalty is no different from the demand for total prohibition. A number of nations like australia, which banned death penalty are also part of NATO armed forces that kill and maim non citizens in other nations like in Iraq and Afghanistan. Given that, the abolition of death penalty serves only a symbolic value. As long as nation state concept exists, countries will kill some people who serve to oppose the objectives of nation state. If we dont have death penalty, killing wont stop, it would be done in a different name (encounter death).
If India had banned death penalty, it is likely that Kasab would have been shot dead right when he was cornered ,on 26 November 2008 .
>> Can you first tell us as to how many of the 40 plus odd Islamic Nations have abolished Death penalty? " Ramniki
Their mentality is just like yours "' Faruki
Shi Shi CAIR kaya kehey gi ???