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Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab. — File Photo by AP

MUMBAI: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, labelled the “Butcher of Mumbai”, is a school drop-out waiting to be hanged in India for his role in the 2008 attacks on the city.

The 24-year-old Pakistani national was one of two heavily armed gunmen who opened fire and threw hand grenades at Mumbai's main railway station on November 26, 2008, killing 52 people and wounding more than 100.

He was allegedly born in the dusty village of Faridkot in a remote and impoverished region of Punjab in Pakistan's farming belt, home to 10,000 people, most of them farmers and labourers and few of them literate.

His father, Mohammed Amir Iman, ran a food stall in the village.

Kasab dropped out of school in 2000 and worked as a labourer in the eastern city of Lahore until 2005, according to his initial confession to police, which was widely published in India.

He first pleaded not guilty but later made a confession, admitting being one of the 10 gunmen trained, equipped and financed by the banned Lashkar-i-Taiba (LeT).

Kasab reportedly said he joined LeT to get weapons training after deciding to embark on a life of crime but there have also been claims that his father duped him into doing it for money.

The Supreme Court in New Delhi on Wednesday upheld his death sentence, leaving him with a final appeal to the president to save him from death by hanging.

“He fits the profile if you look at the terrorists recruited by Lashkar-i-Taiba,” Wilson John, senior fellow at New Delhi's Observer Research Foundation and a specialist in extremist groups, told AFP.

“They come from lower-middle class or poor families. They're not entirely uneducated, just a little bit educated; they're unemployed and looking for a job. They're not religiously inclined but they can be brainwashed.

“He was a prime target.” When his trial began in 2009, Kasab at first appeared relaxed, dressed in either a T-shirt and tracksuit bottoms or a traditional kurta-pyjama, joking or smiling at lawyers and reporters.

But he seemed increasingly sullen, withdrawn and even asleep as the trial progressed, prompting fears for his mental state. He showed no emotion in the dock when he was pronounced guilty of murder and waging war on India.

Since his conviction, he has been held in a high-security jail in Mumbai.

When his Supreme Court appeal began in January, he issued a statement saying he had been denied a fair trial.

Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam characterised Kasab as a shrewd and calculating operative, describing him as a “human shape” with no feelings or emotion.

While pushing for the death penalty, Nikam dwelt on the apparent smile Kasab wore while firing on travellers in the train station and his reported regret at arriving late at the target because he had missed the commuter rush.

His defence lawyer, K. P. Pawar, sought to persuade the court that Kasab was a susceptible young man who had been brainwashed.

“He was mentally defective (at the time of the attacks) and the effect impaired his ability to appreciate the impact of his conduct,” Pawar told the court during discussions about his sentence.

“He's a human being of flesh and blood, that should not be forgotten,” he added.

Updated Aug 29, 2012 09:39am

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Iqbal
Aug 29, 2012 02:51pm
do not generalize.... 18 million people don't do what Kasab did...
Suresh
Aug 29, 2012 11:41am
Amen
Dudenator
Aug 31, 2012 10:13am
Really appreciated mate. And this comes from someone who lost 5 people during the attacks.
aziahmed63
Aug 30, 2012 09:23pm
I am a Pakistani .....and if he did commit this heinous crime then he should be hanged , or at least life in prison until he dies, killing innocent people is the worst thing another human being can do & the punishment should be exemplary.
khan in chandler
Aug 29, 2012 02:36pm
The misguided mullahs need to be hanged too who pray on literates in the name of Islam.
Subramanian
Aug 29, 2012 06:54pm
"He was allegedly born in the dusty village of Faridkot in a remote and impoverished region of Punjab in Pakistan’s farming belt," Dawn editors, there is nothing alleged about his identity as a Pakistani. I has been confirmed by Pakistani media and leaders. Please drop this veiled "denial".
syam
Aug 31, 2012 09:33pm
Thanks Jawwad...it will hurt all the pakistan brother...However I am an indian and Hindu Brahmin to let you guys know that in US during my initial years a person from pakistan helped me to stand on my foot
Sameer
Aug 30, 2012 05:12am
Appreciate your comment
Mithun
Aug 30, 2012 05:12am
Everyone is talking about death sentence and they think its the end of issue? Is taking one life out of a terrorist forcefully compensate for 60 lives he has taken? This person simply did not know what he was doing, and how many families he has shredded to pieces. He should be taken around India and shown people who are not bothered about religion, politics or India-Pakistan ego battle, and who struggle to meet their ends to live a life in this land. Kasab has taken out the lives of these people. The day he realizes the worth of one life, he should be hanged.
Jawwad
Aug 29, 2012 04:48pm
I don't care whether Pakistan Govt acknowledges it or not but I am saying "Sorry" to all my Indian friends for this despicable and shameful act.
Imran
Aug 29, 2012 10:16pm
You 3rd class citizen cannot even imagine what Pakistan produce. What ever you guys think we are way above that. If you need the list let me know.
Debraj
Aug 30, 2012 03:27am
@Kashif "Pakistan has never reacted violently, infact India brought all its army on borders threatening to attack ", you got this one wrong mate. All the wars between India and Pakistan have in fact been started by Pakistan.
Pramod
Aug 30, 2012 04:56am
You dont worry . Yesterday only, court has given life imprisonment to 32 people in one of the cases of Gujrat riots.But i dont think Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar or any other terrorist will ever get punishment in Pakistan
nimesh
Aug 30, 2012 05:03pm
Just FYI, the cost of housing, providing security for and trying Kasab has reached 53 crores and counting. 10 million dollars in a country where 600 million people live below the poverty line.
AbdulShek
Aug 30, 2012 05:04am
Kasab is a innocient boy...Indian has planned the story around it...
Singh
Aug 31, 2012 04:16am
Picture itself speak thousand world.
Imran
Aug 30, 2012 08:53am
Thats very true. The real perpetrators of Mumbai attacks will probably remain scott free to plan further attacks against Pakistani and Indian targets.
Rafiq meghani
Aug 30, 2012 04:42pm
He is a killer, and it is wide open on camera, got to be hanged. Just curious for one thing, the band he got on his right hand, is it some blessings from????????
Owi
Aug 29, 2012 12:27pm
What makes you assume that Pakistan would have reacted violently?? Despite several proofs of state involvement of india in fuelling the uprising in Balochistan via Afghanistan - Not once you would have noticed a big hoo haa from our side. We have stopped counting the number of people killed here a long time ago! Dear, this thinking is the root cause of the problem. We are the same people who lived with each other harmoniously for centuries - until the common enemy got the better of us in 1800's, and it continues to do so be playing the division. No educated Pakistani or Indian hates each other anymore - the world is changing and with that peoples perceptions have too. Does the word of politicians on either side replicate that.... i dont think so. People from both democracies should vote for Just and Educated leaderhip - If this happens in the near future, I dont think time is far when we reach a point of amicable solutions. Love and peace to all indians, Kasaab is guilty and should be made to pay for loss of life - make him work to pay for the kids he made orphan, letting him die would be an easy end for him.
AHA
Aug 29, 2012 01:56pm
Free will is a highly misunderstood concept. We are all constrained by our circumstances and influences. We make decisions based on our perceptions, and I do not believe we have too much say in how our perceptions are formed.
Abduallah
Aug 30, 2012 10:02am
what did the Europe produce?? the Lone killer of 77 people in Norway? or what did US produce a killer in Mask Man suit? so be rational in your opinions!
raika45
Aug 29, 2012 11:58am
He need not worry regarding his life.It will take years before the President of India hears his petition. He might die of natural causes by then.The Indian judicial system from being the pride of the Commonwealth has now become a joke.
Faiza G R Bhatt
Aug 29, 2012 11:26am
not really. reports are that indians may be involved in karachi and northwestern killings. no body is maligning india on that account. otoh, what made you think india did not act most VIOLENTLY. it boycotted pakistan and implicated it in each and every thing at international level.
javed
Aug 30, 2012 12:23pm
It has only been confirmed by lame indian media and Indian agencies who have ulterior motives. He is not proven pakistani. no family of his has come forward. no family of other terrorists have come forward.
george
Aug 29, 2012 11:48am
This is what Pakistan produces.
Althaf Ahmed
Aug 29, 2012 03:46pm
Now is the time for his parents and relatives to speak up. Yet, it is amazing how completely they have disappeared from limelight, even after they were identified. It would appear that state agencies are responsible for this vanishing act, which would suggest that at least some security forces were involved in the training and operation of Mumbai attack.
True Pakistani
Aug 29, 2012 11:08am
- it is not possible to catch the 'senior members' even though every one knows who they are: landed families, politicians, khakis, the cursed mullah, civil bureaucrats, judiciary, banking fraternity, captains of industry & commerce and thousands of mafia outfits.
javed
Aug 29, 2012 02:11pm
He is and always will be an Indian agent in the eyes of majority of pakistanis. For indians he could be from mars...but he will always be a Pakistani. False Flag operation gone wrong.
nimesh
Aug 30, 2012 05:06pm
Would you have felt the same way if he had shot your loved ones in cold blood ?
naren
Aug 29, 2012 04:27pm
Because no body in the world believes Pak. They will say anything to support their deeds.
joe
Aug 29, 2012 05:35pm
Yes, go after big fish
Caz
Aug 29, 2012 12:20pm
This ignorant fellow misguided by evil mullas in pakistan deserves to be hung.
Mustafa Razavi
Aug 29, 2012 06:08pm
What are the chances of a Muslim getting a fair trial in an Indian court?. Remember, this is the same court which declared Narinder Modi an innocent man.
Raghu
Aug 29, 2012 02:44pm
Dear Kashif, I do appreciate your comment on Ajmal kasab for his crime and punishment but at the same time strongly condemn your thoughts regarding Pakistani violence. You say Pakistan never reacted violently, but its actually the other way round that India had never reacted so violently inspite of number of Pakistani adventures into Indian territory. All the four wars till Kargil were started by you Pakistanis which ended either unilaterally by surrendering or with UN's intervention. You say Indian army was deployed at the borders, well what can a country do when its hate mongering, stubborn neighbour attacks its people, its Parliament, its religious shrines in the name of jihad? You expect us to sit back relaxed and watch the proceedings? Had it been some other country like US, Pakistan would have now been bombed to stone age and wiped out from the face of earth.
Keti Zilgish
Aug 30, 2012 09:44am
As much as I am against theism of all kinds, secular India would have to display at least an iota of humanitarianism and greatness by taking this opportunity to abolish the death penalty before Kasab is executed.
khan in chandler
Aug 29, 2012 02:37pm
just worry about pakistan, dont waorry what happens in other countries.
Syed
Aug 29, 2012 01:14pm
I'm not sure, but MR. Think you got the plot a bit over plotted. It's not the Al Qaida fight between fundamentalist and the Mr. Sam, but It's mere Indian and Pak rivalry.
Rajesh
Aug 30, 2012 04:13am
With Congress in power, I am surprized that he is still in jail. I expected him to be flown back to Pakistan with gifts for him and his family.
kaushal
Aug 29, 2012 04:04pm
wow perfect analysis
syam
Aug 31, 2012 09:19pm
As long as people iof pakistan have mindset like Javed...definitely our india pakistan relation not going to improve....and looks like still pakistan is in denial mode
Think
Aug 29, 2012 11:55am
Kasab is one of those people responsible for giving Islam in general a bad name. There are millions of muslims all over the world, working had, trying to get their families through the day. He gives the others a reason to speak badly of Islam in general. He may have been brainwashed, but we all have one power -'Free will" - the power to choose the right thing to do. He did not choose the right way to go. Also, when it comes to one's own self, one is so afraid of dying-- he is trying to prolong his own life through appeals. Did he give any serious thought to the hundreds of innocent people who he either killed or injured-- Those people did not get the rights he got - to any court or trial or lawyer- they were brutally killed- just because they happened to be near him. Justice on earth and justice above-
Indian
Aug 30, 2012 03:56am
Well said
Ram_Allah_Ek_Hai
Aug 29, 2012 06:37pm
Just one thing....Kasab should be hanged in public! he deserves NO LIFE!!!! SECOND, Pakistanis, what re you guys doing?? I see no prosperity in your state absolutely nothing.INDIA, excels in IT, Employment, Education ,Health and of course International Relations! Atleast they re percieved like that now in international fora.and belive me I am not a hindu!! but I want to bring the truth, you guys are all failed state! You guys have nothing to give to the world, you only hate other religion people and end up killing urself! U have already failed state atleast keep the self respect up!
faiz
Aug 29, 2012 11:21am
Hang him for his crime, if he is a Pakistani, he is a disgrace to my nation, on the other hand go after the politicians who killed several muslims in India Gujrat..
kashif
Aug 29, 2012 11:00am
@SecularIndian - I have no sympathies for Ajmal Kasab and I believe he should be punished for his crimes. If Indian SC postpones his punishment that is India's personal matter. But after reading your comments "if a bunch of hooligan indians marched into karachi and shot the public there, would things have been the same? Pakistan wouldve reacted most VIOLENTALLY!", I see no difference between you and other hate mongers on both sides of the borders. Pakistan has never reacted violently, infact India brought all its army on borders threatning to attack where as Pakistani govt finds many individuals supported by intelligence agencies but never decided to publicise the issue just to get votes.
Cutebird
Aug 29, 2012 05:08pm
George, it's a a bit too extreme to blame Pakistan for this. Yes, had the nation been prosperous enough to educate all its yourgsters and provide opportunities for work then such incidents could be avioded. But then that does not happen in any developing nation. You see shootouts happening even in USA. - Indian
Sumit Mazumdar
Aug 29, 2012 07:06pm
See today's Indian newspapers. The Indian Justice system is catching up with those politicians
Imran
Aug 30, 2012 12:58pm
Keep dreaming. And get some help
bikram -australia
Aug 30, 2012 08:10pm
has pakistan abolished death penalty?
naren
Aug 29, 2012 04:22pm
Really...Did they come over to Pak and kill people?
Yawar
Aug 30, 2012 08:12pm
please let us know when the first one gets hanged
joe
Aug 29, 2012 05:30pm
YES Hang him high
Majority
Aug 29, 2012 09:52am
May God have mercy on the sorry soul!! Cannon Fodder indeed and doomed in the life hereafter. LeT is rightly banned and justice would be served best if all its senior members were caught and publicly hanged for crimes against humanity and Islam.
Dipesh Lall
Aug 31, 2012 07:38am
Seriously? Are you being sarcastic or under the influence of misplaced and inflated nobility. Ajamal did not commit a "crime" in the generally understood sense of murder but an extreme pathologically hatred driven killing of civilians. There are no truths that will die with him. Only he will. He was tried in a court and given all resources and rights that he and his fellow terrorists deprived all those killed in Mumbai by them. You imply that he may not have been involved in the "crime". I can only gather from your comments that you either agree with his acts and his ideas being a fellow Muslim of extreme religious bent or a seriously deluded Hindu. Either way all I can say is may shame triumph over you one day and instruct you to review and reform your values. And, if you are not an atheist like me, may the highest morals of your maker defeat your baser motives.
SecularIndian
Aug 29, 2012 09:52am
Hanging is too mild a punishment for this horrendous boy who committed unspeakable horrors on an innocent Mumbai public. On another level, I just wonder.......if a bunch of hooligan indians marched into karachi and shot the public there, would things have been the same? Pakistan wouldve reacted most VIOLENTALLY!
AU
Aug 31, 2012 07:17am
i believe..since he killed innocent people...he should be hanged.
siddharth
Aug 31, 2012 07:13am
thats true, and I am sure Dawood isnt in Pakistan...nor was Osama. Look whos preaching!
Pramod
Aug 31, 2012 07:07am
go to your brother middle east country and see who they treat as 3rd class,
Neeraj
Aug 30, 2012 03:28pm
Stay with this thinking and I can tell you, it wont take you far.
Ahmed Khan
Aug 30, 2012 08:42am
Good and fair judgement by the Supreme Court of India.
Raheem Kumar
Aug 29, 2012 09:42pm
Its heartening to see that no pakistani here denies Kasab's nationality, or claim India staged the attack. This kind of maturity will go a long way in improving our relations.
Yawar
Aug 29, 2012 10:07pm
I am sure most Pakistanis feel that Kasab should be punished. I hope similar terrorists that are in custody in Pakistan are tried in public and punished in accordance with the law. Wishful thinking!
Raoul Ciao
Sep 01, 2012 06:26am
....just checking , isn't the title of this blog wrong - shouldn't it say "Kasab The Faridkot/Pakistani Gunman" ?......
hakeen
Sep 01, 2012 06:26am
A puppet in the hands of .......We must not forget that the real culprits are still free and business as usual.
truth
Aug 30, 2012 07:18pm
@Natesh: Ajmal kasab has been identified by more than 100 witness as terrorist who killed people in public. Photos, Videos, etc are proof too. What further transparency you want?
Imran Ahmed
Aug 30, 2012 02:15pm
excellent written
Raheem Kumar
Aug 30, 2012 05:21pm
You are an innocent boy who is easily influenced by Mullahs and India haters in your country,
nimesh
Aug 30, 2012 04:55pm
That's not correct. Modi has not been declared innocent. Also, just day before, 2 BJP legislators have been convicted in that same case.
Jawwad
Aug 29, 2012 04:45pm
There are many Kasab's in Pakistan who are thrown into this menace by their families. So what happens when you donate a child to Madressa in the name if Islam?
Dudenator
Aug 31, 2012 07:02am
Can you elaborate with examples the chances that a Hindu or a Christian has of getting justice in the courts of Pakistan? Some examples that come to my mind are Rishma Mashi and Rinkle Kumari!!! And as far as Indian courts are concerned, please do some independent and HONEST research before talking nonsense.
Starr
Aug 31, 2012 05:05am
I agree 100% with you.
Pramod
Aug 31, 2012 06:28am
It was your Geo news channel of Pakistan who had first shown his house and family. Later his family was moved to some unknown location . After more than a year of denial respected Rehman Malik had publically accepted that Kasab and other terrorist were from Pakistan.
Umar Zaman Khan
Aug 29, 2012 05:56pm
No mate, Pakistan is more than just terrorism.....we are a versatile nation under the leadership of hypocrite civil, military and religious authorities, who see their gains in violence and chaos. I positively hope u will see the brighter sides of Pakistan in the coming times given we come out from the state of denial and grasp the meaning of religion ourselves rather than being interpreted by mullah's who declare everybody infidel and death worthy for having a different view of religion than their's.
Dr Akhtar
Aug 30, 2012 02:50pm
That is very nice that a worst enemy of humanity is approaching to his end.
sri
Aug 30, 2012 02:49pm
already done.. convicted yesterday
Tahir
Aug 30, 2012 05:36am
Good and Bads are everywhere. It was a big plot to make distance between India and Pakistan. Kasab must be punished. Actual culprits should be found and publicly announced. Root causes should be investigated and preventive measures should be taken by both countries. We need to think in a broad spectrum, who gain the advantage of this incident. Then you will find the actual source of evil. Who want distance between India and Pakistan? I am sure neither India nor Pakistan, but a third party. Mutual respect and Love is the only solution of problems of both India and Pakistan.
Seedoo
Aug 30, 2012 09:38am
I have no sympathy for this guy. If he is guilty, he should be punsihed for killing so many innocent people. However, I am also a believer in due process to make sure justice is served. Without starting an India vs. Pakistan battle here, can someone please explain to me the rationale behind Indian authorities not letting Pakistani investigators even close to Ajmal Kasab? I am confused as to how India can expect Pakistan to punish certain individuals, like Hafiz Saeed, in its own country without commpleting its due process, if they do not allow Pakistan to complete its own investigation?, Again, I am looking for reasonable answers, and not for exchange of diatribes between Indians and Pakistanis as a response.
hussain
Aug 30, 2012 05:46am
what is pakistani and indian we all are HUMANS, if we dont have qualities of being a human being than we should be punished. problem is EDUCATION .
Amit
Aug 30, 2012 05:46am
Hi Faiz... 180 people convicted till now for gujarat. Yesterday 2 ministers got convicted.
Who Dunit
Aug 29, 2012 05:43pm
There you go stereotyping the whole country because of the actions of a few nut jobs. Don't forget there are skeletons in everyone's closet. You should sometimes open yours just to take a peek.
Sheikh
Aug 30, 2012 07:26am
How amazing is that in Pakistan everybody thinks that kasab is a bad name to Islam and disgrace to Pakistan,but no one no one has ever said hang on,why a poor boy got into this kind of misadventure,well for me the real culprits are the Le T,and the religious strong holds and since this is Pakistan and no one I say no one dare to say anything against Le T,afraid of blasphemy charges,so until in Pakistan we abolish the religious laws and give the people freedom to choose and practice their religion and respect every human not only Muslims,we might get some where until than it's all mix and match,and fool the people of Pakistan and get bad name in the world with the name of Islam!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mohammad Hassan
Aug 30, 2012 07:30am
Secularindian, please note there is no sympathy for Ajmal Kasab in Pakistan. However Indian government and Indians are trying to get Surbajeet Singh released (who should have been hanged a long time ago), who was involved in bomb attacks in Lahore and Multan in which several innocents were killed. I doubt if the idea of an exchange for the two has even occurred to any one.
naveed aziez
Aug 30, 2012 07:49am
here here
Raheem Kumar
Aug 30, 2012 05:36pm
These comments remid me of the 'Strings' song, "Ek din aayega"
Ifti
Aug 30, 2012 11:10am
Raghu, I am a Pakistani and i agree 90 % with your comments,but it is not as simple as you say,Kargil war started by Pakistan yes,but did u know Kargil was part of pakistan before 1971?when India invaded and broke East pakistan in 1971 there was not a single state policy of JIHAD promoted by Pakistan,Jihad policy started in 1979 when USSR invaded afghanistan and USA was equally responsible for supporting Jihad .....India had cut Pakistan into 2....
Raheem Kumar
Aug 30, 2012 08:56pm
It doesn't matter if you are a Hindu or not. Your views are regressive and divisive. No country has the right to lecture another. Pakistan has been in difficult times, but the fact is that we have common ancestors and aspirations. Paksitan's time will come and all of South Asia will be a prosperous region in the world.
Raheem Kumar
Aug 30, 2012 08:04pm
I agree with you, and the good news is that the Indian government has allowed the cross examination of witnesses. But what is sad and disheartening is that despite the presence of so many prima facie evidences, Pakistan has practically done nothing to prosecute the perpetrators of such a heinous crime. We know the judiciary in both the countries and their delays, but cases like this need more logic than just the rule of law.
Omer
Aug 30, 2012 12:43pm
Raghu, before you publish something, please check out how many Indian consulates are open around Afghan Pak border? I'm sure that's not to issue student visas to Afghan students to study in Bangalore? Regarding 4 wars, I don't know about 48 but yes Kargin was initiated by President Musharraf and was a mistake. But 1971 and 65 were both initiated by India ( Yes 1971 because India supported Bengalis@ Muktibani. Indian soldiers were wearing Pakistani Soldiers uniform and raping Bengali women. Now the Indian agents are caught in North Pakistan where they are wearing long beards to imitate muslims but downunder, they forget to circumcise and have been caught a few times. And these are real facts!!
Sam
Aug 30, 2012 12:50pm
You can't be serious. You still believe that Kasab was not involved in Mumbai attacks?
Natesh
Aug 30, 2012 12:54pm
Before Ajmal Kasab is hanged he should be allowed to be cross examined by Pakistani or a netural prosecution team. Why was he denied access to a group of lawyers that went to india to investigate the crime from Pakistan. Now days our police can tourture anyone and ask him to commit to any crime Hde may or may not be involved in. I am not saying that Ajmal Kasab is guilty or not guilty... I am saying that his investigation was not transparent especially when this is a ase of international terrorism. If Ajmal dies there may be some elements of truth that would die with him as well.
raj
Aug 30, 2012 01:05pm
Why you have left school???? you should have completed your studies. Read the news...y'day only 32 people including 1 politician got convicted in riot case. Modi is NOT deleared innocent by court...case is still going on
mohit
Aug 30, 2012 01:06pm
Thanks Jawwad, appreciated. I leave in Melbourne and have met so many friends from Pakistan that are absolutely gem of people. Wish our mutual governments can become friends too!
Ali
Aug 30, 2012 07:34pm
Very well said.
Ejaz
Aug 30, 2012 01:39pm
Let's not hang Kasab. Death penalty is a mild sentence and it will in his mind fulfill the promise of paradise he was made by the mullahs of Laskar-e-Taiba. He shall instead be put into life of hard labor with no release ever. He shall be made to dig canals, make bricks, or hard manual labor that will punish him perpetually and for a long time. Death is too easy for such fanatics and they will enjoy it.
a
Aug 30, 2012 06:08pm
british better than Pakistanis
manmohan gandhi
Aug 30, 2012 02:10pm
I think you are wrong. Kasab was just a victim of the ones responsible for giving Islam a bad name. However, to look for those responsible is a herculean task as you will need to weed out a very large number all over the world. Perhaps the start could be made at the very top - the Pakistani army for instance? Though in general I do agree with you that it is not the man in the street - he is just too gullible to fall for the lollies dangled by the true baskets
Marvin (Edmonton, Canada)
Aug 31, 2012 11:36pm
Did you see his photo published with this article or you are a blind?
Imran Ahmed
Aug 30, 2012 02:21pm
Very true Mr. Owi, we should move forward but it will take a long time.
JP Singh
Aug 30, 2012 05:31pm
have you seen the photograph above -- is that innocence .
Raheem Kumar
Aug 30, 2012 05:26pm
I think we missed that point in India too. When these events should serve as wake up calls, politician are using it to score brownie points over each other.
Rational
Aug 30, 2012 08:31am
This is in response to the following posting: "Hang him for his crime, if he is a Pakistani, he is a disgrace to my nation, on the other hand go after the politicians who killed several muslims in India Gujrat.." My question is: "why do Pakistan or Pakistanis think that they are representatives of Muslims in India?" Whosoever lives in India, whether Muslim or other religion - is an Indian first. There are many other examples to show how muslims in India are treated with respect and dignity. For example, India had number of Presidents who were muslims (kalam, zakhir Hussain..), Bollywood is full of Muslim personalities, Abdul Hamid - hero of 1965 Pak-India war. They are all respected in India. so it seems a bit ridiculous to read a Pakistani speaking on behalf of a Indian (muslim).