Bal Thackeray demands public hanging of Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab
Posted by jagoindia on July 23, 2009
Mumbai, Jul 23 : Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray today said the lone arrested Pakistani terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab should be hanged in front of the Gateway of India as a fitting tribute to the Mumbai terror attack victims.
”I demand on behalf of the people that Kasab be hanged in front of the Gateway of India. It would be the real tribute to 26/11 Mumbai attack victims,” Mr Thackeray said in an editorial titled ”Murkh Lekache” (Idiots!) in Shiv Sena mouthpiece ”Saamna”.
”Like Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, we see the likelihood of Kasab spending the rest of his life in jail, even if the court sentences him to death. It is our national policy to keep Kasab alive to protect the sentiments of Muslims,” Mr Thackeray said.
”Even Pakistan has confessed that Lashkar-e-Toiba was behind the Mumbai terror attack and Kasab is a Pakistani citizen. The Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-Ur-Rehman is in custody in Pakistan whereas another culprit Hafiz Saeed was released by Lahore court recently.
Kandhar hijack mastermind Azhar Masood also rests in Pakistan and plans attacks on India. The 1992 bomb blast mastermind Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon are also in Pakistan. It has become a routine now that when we demand custody of these culprits, Pakistan sends another list demanding custody of leaders such as Lal Krishna Advani,” Mr Thackeray said.
”Whether it is Lashkar, Hizbool, Al-Qaeda or Taliban, all are progeny of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). Pakistan will continue its policy of pretending that it’s fighting against terror and get financial aid from America in return. Though Pakistan is a child ‘spoilt’ by America, the US wants it because it is bullying the world on support of such gangs of goons,” he said.
”Pakistan is the home of world terror. Al-Qaeda and Laden are still alive there. What will the country lose following Kasab’s confession? Instead, it will get dollars to fight terror. Pakistan will send five Kasab’s everyday. They will attack India, Pakistan will confess the crime and give instructions to new Kasabs.
Therefore, those who think that Kasab’s confession is a victory are living in a fool’s paradise,” Mr Thackeray added.