SOME people in India are rejoicing over the hanging of Ajmal Kasab, the lone terrorist caught alive during the Mumbai attacks. But I wonder why such a sense of jubilation. Ajmal was just an illiterate young boy brainwashed for jihad. He went to Mumbai to cause death to as many as possible and then die. As long as his ideologists, financiers and handlers remained out of reach of the law, merely hanging a lone terrorist won’t achieve anything.

This is equally applicable on both sides of the border. Pakistan has lost over 40,000 civilians and military personnel during the last decade, while home-grown terrorists are still roaming the streets of Karachi, Peshawar, Quetta and elsewhere with impunity. Pakistan is unable to catch real culprits.

What about Samjhauta Express bombers, instigators and killers of Muslims after the demolition of Babri Mosque, Mumbai riots of 1992-93, Gujarat riots of 2002, and the list goes on?

Unless we get away with the philosophy of hatred, which is being used by the trainers to inject a sense of achievement and after-life reward, nothing will change. Statements, vows, speeches, etc., won’t work anymore unless we open our eyes and see the real enemy who wants to push both the countries to the Stone Age.

MASOOD KHAN Jubail, Saudi Arabia

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Comments (13) (Closed)

Dec 02, 2012 08:21pm
It seems that Mr.Khan worried about only Indian Muslims. and that is through news of pak media. Did he worry about people , killed in Karachi or other part of pak. Did he ask question..? Does he has guts to ask ..? In india, Law takes it course , may be delayed but it is there. Unfortunately, in Mumbai carnage, culprits belonged to Pakistan so Indian law could not do more , in which Muslims people were also among dies people list. First look after own burning house , than worry about neighbors who is far ahead in all aspects . This is 21 century not keep yourself in 19 century please...
Muhammad Omer Khan
Dec 02, 2012 08:12pm
Aj your comment is nothing short of a gem
Dec 02, 2012 10:20am
They have not only hanged Ajmal but the whole mystery surrounding it. They have followed the US version of killing OBL. Reasons and persons behind them are laughing.
Zakir Shah
Dec 03, 2012 03:29am
We must not use Islam as Scapegoat .Violence & abuse in our world is Against LAW of our world Killing or to provoke no religion will allow with proper evidence criminal gangs must face the Law For crime like killing no one has the rights to kill PEOPLE for that they mus face the Law that is must
Dec 02, 2012 11:44am
pakistan dont want to accept there what should indian government do....pakistani government dont care for there citizens.
Goodness Grace Me
Dec 03, 2012 04:10am
What is the intend behind this letter? Is it that because he was the lone terrorist and not the handler, he should have been spared? or should have been left in the jail for ever? Agreed we need to get away from the hatred philosophy that is used by the trainers but how? Only by catching the trainers. Blindly denying that no training support is provided in Pakistan will only lead us to a day when other countries follow US suit of killing Bin Laden inside Pak territory to find and destroy these training camps.
Dec 03, 2012 03:52am
Death penalty in general is not a good idea because our legal system is highly flawed. Kasab's case was so crystal clear. He may be a poor brainwashed jihadi but that is no excuse. Besides, all planners and fanciers are still being coddled in Pakistsn. As far as other terrorist related incidents in India, the suspects are being slowly brought to justice one by one.
Dec 02, 2012 06:47pm
We have found the culprit - and the culprit is us.
Dec 02, 2012 03:01pm
Hanging of Kasab was good. It was a symbolic gesture to show that terrorism wont go unpunished in India. If India could lay its hands on the organizers of terrorism, they would also be hanged.
Dec 02, 2012 01:53pm
Absolutely agree with you; could not have said any better. PKA, Houston, Texas
Zakir Shah
Dec 03, 2012 03:12am
What about the people I will do the same to hang some one for killing Innocent People weather they are from any part of the world . Just because he was from Pakistan so he can say that India hanged Ajmal was order of our world law Killing innocent people is not you or me to say good or bad or give any reasons God made us as people and he has the power to do so not any people to kill people .
raja hindustani
Dec 02, 2012 02:28pm
Dear Masood, Thanks for your concern. India is doing more than enough to punish people indulge in any kind of riot & terrorism. FYI, Many perperator are already convicted rest are going through judicial process. Can you name the one terrorist or rioter in Pakistan who are convicted from his crime in last 10 yrs? 26/11 mastermind are roaming free inside pakistan and pakistan seeking proof from India. How funny..!!!
raja hindustani
Dec 02, 2012 02:18pm
you people love to live in denial mode and see conspiracy theory in everything. Inspite of thousands of people dying due to terrorism in pakistan, you do not ready to acknowledge this fact that pakistan has become hub of global terrorism & 26/11 was done by terrorists sitting inside pakistan. The sooner you realise, the better will be for you & your country. God bless you....!!!