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Mumbai attacks gunman Ajmal Kasab hanged

Published Nov 21, 2012 08:45am


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Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab. — File Photo by AP

MUMBAI: The sole surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, was executed on Wednesday, nearly four years after 166 people were killed in a three-day rampage through India’s financial capital.

Pakistan-born Kasab was hanged at Yerwada jail in Pune in the western state of Maharashtra after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his pleas for mercy earlier this month.

“Kasab was transferred to Yerwada jail two days ago. He was hanged at 7:30 this morning (0200 GMT),” Maharashtra home minister R.R. Patil announced to reporters in Mumbai. “His execution is a fitting tribute to the victims of Mumbai attacks.”

The 25-year-old Kasab was one of 10 gunmen who laid siege to the city in attacks that began on November 26, 2008, and lasted nearly three days. It was the deadliest militant onslaught on Indian soil since independence.

He was sentenced to death in May 2010 after he was found guilty of a string of charges, including waging war against India, murder and terrorist acts.

During the attacks, the heavily-armed gunmen stormed targets in Mumbai including luxury hotels, a Jewish centre, a hospital and a bustling train station.

Kasab initially pleaded not guilty at his trial but later confessed, admitting he was one of the gunmen sent by the LeT.

At his trial, the prosecution produced fingerprint, DNA, eyewitness and TV footage evidence showing him opening fire and throwing grenades at Mumbai’s main railway station in the bloodiest episode of the attacks.

When his trial began in 2009, Kasab at first appeared relaxed, 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But he seemed increasingly sullen, withdrawn and even asleep as the trial progressed, prompting fears for his mental state.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 the verdict was handed down.

Kasab appealed in the Supreme Court, claiming he did not receive a fair trial but his petition was struck down in August.

During his appeal, Kasab argued that he was denied proper legal representation and that some charges against him were not proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

“I was denied a fair trial,” Kasab said in a statement when his appeal hearing began in January. “I may be guilty of killing people and carrying out a terrorist act but I am not guilty of waging war against the state.”

Pakistan informed about Kasab hanging: India

India’s government said it informed Islamabad in advance of the decision to hang Kasab, but their Pakistani counterparts refused to accept the letter.

Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters in New Delhi he had even ended up sending a fax to Islamabad after the letter was rebuffed. Other officials said a similar message had been couriered to Kasab’s family.

“The external affairs ministry gave the letter to Pakistan but Pakistan did not accept it. Then we faxed the letter,” Shinde said.

The 25-year-old Kasab, from the village of Faridkot in the Punjab region, was hanged at Yerwada jail in the Indian city of Pune after President Pranab Mukherjee rejected his pleas for mercy earlier this month.

India’s Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said the government had followed diplomatic protocol by informing Pakistan in advance about the execution.

“We attempted to convey to the Pakistan foreign office that this decision had been taken and the execution will be done this morning,” Khurshid said.

“Since those missives were not accepted by the foreign office, by fax we indicated the information to them.”

Prithviraj Chavan, the local state chief minister, said Kasab had been buried inside Yerwada jail while Indian Home Secretary R. K. Singh said his family had been kept informed.

In a statement carried by Pakistan’s state PTV channel, foreign ministry spokesman Moazzam Ahmad Khan was quoted as saying that “the Indian deputy high commissioner informed us about the execution” of Kasab.

“Pakistan’s stance is very clear. Pakistan condemns all forms of terrorism,” he added. “Pakistan is cooperating with the international community.”


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Tamilselvan Nov 22, 2012 03:30am
Time for India to hang Rajiv Gandhi's killers and Kashmir terrorists involved in killing 15 people in the Parliaiment. No mercy should be given to killers of innocent people which ever religion they belong.
Indian Minerva Nov 22, 2012 01:41am
Good to know that we(the commoners of both of the nations) think alike. We should be thinking about our living and about not harming others first but not the abstract things like religions and all. Rather than the post which tried to twist the happenings, I liked the comments. Thanks to you all.
Maulana Arshad Khan Nov 21, 2012 08:56am
All Terrorists must face the same treatment whether in Pakistan or India. The world is for peace. No religion teaches terrorism it is few dirty minded individual who enjoys killing innocent people. Such people must be hanged in public view. All Pakistanis should expose terror minds living in Pakistan soil.
Salman Nov 21, 2012 07:41am
Justice delivered and with all due opportunities given to the culprit to defend himself. time for others to get punished as well.
john Nov 21, 2012 05:58pm
I will bury my head in the sand so that things never add up to me.
Cupid Nov 21, 2012 07:33pm
Yes. I agree that death sentence will not stop people from committing such crimes in future.But who will spend money for his security in jail? Indian tax payers? What is guarantee that an incident like hijack can be planned by those terrorist organizations for his release just like what has happened in 1999 in the case of Masood Azhar? Atleast, kasab was given trail under indian judicial system (no system is perfect.Ofcourse, you are free to raise concerns on indian judicial system),Unlike Pakistan, where a mad man charged for blasphemy is beaten to death even before he entered court room.
Adil Jadoon Nov 21, 2012 07:31pm
What makes you think it was the Pakistani government who sent him over? The govt should certainly do more to prevent such actions but If you consider all the Indian consulates along Pakistan's western border and the purpose they serve, well I think there are others to blame as well.
Roney Indian Nov 24, 2012 12:23pm
The article here is about Pakistan terrorism and not about US.
Seth Nov 21, 2012 11:18pm
238+ and 24- on this comment loosely proves democracy is nothing but razor in the hands of monkeys where irrespective of a person's credibility he gets one vote to cast. That blurred image of gun is original (google yourself), that is what happens when you take picture of a moving item in poor lighting condition and that too from a CCTV camera. But no sir, people think that just by their thumbs up or down on an Internet post, truth can be manufactured the way it deems fit to them.
simpu Nov 22, 2012 06:48am
Government has nothing to do with hanging or timing of hanging in India or in many other countries where justice system is a constitutional body, but yes if he was encountered like what was done to o-bin-laden, then one could have said that you have written.
Bikram Singh Nov 21, 2012 08:06am
waseem every pakistani like you knows that kasab was a pakistani but your govt has to admit yet.
Joe Nov 21, 2012 09:35pm
Keep your head buried in the sand until it the sand around you is finally turned to glass.
saythetruth Nov 22, 2012 12:45am
India is celebrating his hanging nny civilized true Democratic government would have given him a life in jail so that he could think about his actions and may be the truth could have come out. But now he is gone he paid the price but this made India no different that Taliban. senseless killing tit for tat , where are the so called teaching of Ghadi all the teaching of peace gone in the drain. Bottom line India so called world largest democracy is sham and now the whole world knows about it. They have set a standard for other Asian countries to follow for every problem hanging is the solution, instead of Ghandi teaching of peace good job India you are on the right track.
Shekhar Nov 22, 2012 12:15am
Totally agree with you... Enimety is for common people like us... Except common man, it is in everybodies interest that India and Pakistan reamin enemies.
reader Nov 22, 2012 01:41am
old men sacrificing young men for their ego :(
vineet Nov 22, 2012 03:31am
Why peace is always expected from India? You have only one case to brag upon that too did not happen in your country but in India...What about thousands of attacks happened in India by Pakistan based terror groups that killed many thousands innocent souls? You cannot ask India to justify herself again and again for its action.
Nitin Nov 22, 2012 09:45am
Human Rights? I can see what Pakistani rangers do to the Pakistani civilians. Look at your own backyard.
Vijay Srinivas Nov 21, 2012 08:40am
This reply is similar to cat drinking stolen milk with closed eyes thinking no one is watching. Wake up before this myth destroys you.
Aadil Nov 21, 2012 07:38am
your death will not bring back the lives of the 166 people you and your fellow jihadis took. It will probably not stop your masters from unleashing more of your clones to kill people in the name of religion. But , it will bring some closure to the families of the victims. The world is a better place without you, Ajmal Kasab.
taher Nov 22, 2012 03:24am
You are not reading papers oor following the news. There was a historic judgment where senior politicians, top cops were sentenced for life
vineet Nov 22, 2012 03:33am
Have you seen a sugarcane juice machine? Sugarcane is squeesed in it many times till the last drop and ultimately it is thrown in garbage... 4 years, many trials in many courts are enough to get all the information from him..He is now of no use and more burden. He was of no use to us.
Nauman Nov 21, 2012 11:47pm
Wow.... I was just thinking this probably would be the hardest thing to find a conspiracy in... but there you go... you even found one in there as well. Three words for you.... OH COME ON!. As someone said earlier.... For God's sake start having a look at the bigger picture... its the one in power playing games with the general masses aka sheep. Its not about religion, race, boundaries etc....They don't care about Kasab or the poor folks who died in that train station that day. All they care about is... Well how many chaufer driven cars do i get in this election term.... and how many loser cuzins of mine go.... well our cuzin's a big success... he's the prime-minister and what not. Please stop fighting for others! Nov 22, 2012 06:50pm
Rightky pointed out. Waiting for disclosure of the actors.
jatin Nov 21, 2012 04:01pm
It takes serious money to guard and keep alive a terrorist like Kasab. India can't afford it. Money can be better spent in rehabilitating victims of Kasab and his masters sheltered in Pakistan.
Rao Nov 21, 2012 06:07am
Dawn & TV journalists themselves have smoked out Kasab's parents whereabouts in Pakistan, inspite of LeT's attempts to hide them with the help of Pakistan Govt. & ISI....Inspite of all these proofs, if Dawn is using the word "blames" it should be because of the overarching presence of Army & ISI in Pakistan.
R K HASTIR Nov 21, 2012 06:08am
I would like to request my Pakistani counter part , as i am regular follow your country up-date , it appears you have much more Kasab killing innocense ,,,arrange same FATE for them ,for peace in region.
Raveen Nov 21, 2012 06:11am
Glad to see many muslims (presumably indian) to applaud this guys death. The average hindu doesnt hate pakistan or muslims at all. they just say that you have to oppose death and destruction in our own country whether by hindus or muslims or any one else. The only way indians will trust muslims is when they come out in the open opposing archaic and incorrect interpretations of the Holy Quran, and integrate nationally. However finally the indian government grew a spine, characterless that it is.
waseem Nov 21, 2012 06:18am
Now when Ajmal Kasab is executed, India has no right to request mercy for Sarbjit Singh. Both Kasab and Singh committed the same crime of killing innocent people.Pakistan should take stand on it.
Satish Nov 21, 2012 06:21am
No big deal. Ajmal Kasab came to India to die...and he finally has. True justice will be done when the real perpetrators of 26/11 are hanged.
Dave Nov 21, 2012 06:40am
It is too sad that Pakistani intelligence is not able to apprehending hundreds of Indian Ajamal Kasabs running havoc in Baluchistan and other part of Pakistan. It is mere laziness on Pakistan's part.
dr vimal raina Nov 21, 2012 06:24am
Kasab was just a kid; a trigger puller, who came from a poor family, was indoctrinated with fanaticism and what he did, for him, was fully logical and a way to heaven. Now that he is dead, the justice does not end for Mumbai victims. In fact WE NEED ANSWERS AND JUSTICE FOR KASAB. Those masterminds, wherever they are, should be the ones who go to the noose.
Rashed Chughtai Nov 21, 2012 06:24am
Till both governments sit down with open hearts, this would not get resolved. He may be a small part of the entire thing but is responsible for what he did (& deserves the penalty). Lets hope we get leaders who can stop this happening ever again
Ismail bhayat Nov 29, 2012 04:56am
What a beautiful message.
does not matter Nov 22, 2012 07:57pm
That poor , uneducated village boy did not steal something. He killed people in cold blood.Indian society is not blood thirsty. But justice was needed for those who died from his hands and for the people who lost their loved ones. Indian government set the right standard. This type of Massacre will not be tolerated.
Qaiser Iqbal Nov 21, 2012 06:12am
Justice served!
Naiker, Paris Nov 21, 2012 06:12am
I ask all the parents in Pakistan, please watch your children, explain the consequences of terrorism in the world. Don't let your children caught in the hands of the terrorist organisations in Pakistan. Allah will is there to punish the culprits.
loveuall Nov 21, 2012 10:29am
At last the killer has been killed. While from one angle the justice has been done please look at from the human angle. This young man was a misguided youth. While he is no more the people who instigated him and his friends are still at large. Please spread the message of sympathy to the various young men continued to get misguided by the so called fanatics and make a way to change those. Spread the message of love and value of lofe to all those mis guided young men and women. Let this not repeat. Even Kesab had a heart. He asked that his mother is informed. Mothers are always great and will be remembered even when the death is near. Let the mothers of the world teach the message of love and affection. I am sure each mother can change the world to be a better place to live. Love them, respect them and support them
amit Nov 21, 2012 06:16am
The true justice will be given to the victims of 26/11 when Hafeez saeed and his other mates and masterminds in pakistan will get punished.
Mahesh Bhupathi Nov 21, 2012 09:31am
Why don't you express that to the families of the innocent people he and his fellow terrorists killed that day ???? stop feeling pity for this monster and start to look at yourself !!
raanja Nov 21, 2012 09:30am
Its because Dawn is a better paper than TOI. Also, a lot of Pakistanis read TOI and comment, albeit under Indian names. Dawn is one of the few good things about Pak.
Ali Nov 21, 2012 09:32am
"..gave him a place to rest in peace".. by hanging him? Thats surely not "human". Perhaps a life sentence would be more human.
Parvez Nov 21, 2012 11:46am
Your enlightened thinking my friend is way ahead of its time.
Kesar Nov 21, 2012 09:49am
You live by the sword, you shall die by the sword.
peddarowdy Nov 21, 2012 10:30am
Its a simple fact that pretty soon there will be more Internet users in India than the entire population of Pakistan. Indians like me read US, UK and Chinese newspapers even. Just check WSJ for example. Even if 100 Indians read and comment here, that will look like a lot, but is actually very very less as a percentage, when you consider millions and millions of Internet users in India.
Zavia Nov 21, 2012 10:29am
One can not praise the life of Rawan
Imtiaz Nov 21, 2012 10:30am
At least Indian government proved that there is rule of law in India. It was a very befitting response that this suspect was given ample opportunity to prove his innocence.
agyath Nov 21, 2012 06:04am
who will pay for the expense?
Imran Karim Nov 21, 2012 07:01am
100% true. Hell is waiting for Hafiz Saeed too.
Baloch Nov 21, 2012 07:02am
Waseem has a just argument, why just thumbs down on his comments? Better answer, but I see many Hindus on this forum today, may be that is the reason.
Prats Nov 21, 2012 07:02am
yes, when a terrorist kills people, the bullet does not hit a particular religion of people. It hits all. So a terrorist has no religion. And kasab was just a man placed thr by mastermind. Th emastermind shd be nabbed and punished,..!! That is most imp.
Prem Singh Negi Nov 21, 2012 09:09am
Kasab should have been hanged the very same day when our Indian Supreme Court ordered for his execution. Now rock Indian and be united
Aslam Nov 21, 2012 07:06am
At least we are doing justice to the english media. We can read and understand. Thank us or they will have to stop the newspaper press... lol
bigjoe Nov 21, 2012 10:52am
If the charges are proved correctly against the prosecuted persons. We would like to see why they do not meet the same fate as Kasab..Killing innocent persons anywhere in world is just NOT teaching in any religion..
Amit Nov 21, 2012 08:47am
If I am not wrong Sarabjeet has already spent 22 years or more in jail, also his hanging has been waived off by the Pakistan president. Hence as per law itself once pardoned, how could anybody speak of again hanging a person. Therefore the comparison is totally uncalled for.
indian Nov 21, 2012 07:13am
pakisatni govt accpeted that he is a pakistani, and identified his house and family members
Raju Abraham Nov 22, 2012 11:53pm
I see more Indians in responding to the article in a mainstream Pakistani newspaper and Pakistanis sharing and agreeing similar point of views. Where are the trouble makers who are heard more often? .
does not matter Nov 22, 2012 07:46pm
Second chance to do what? Another Massacre? Did he know that killing innocent people is crime not just by Law but also my Quran? And it was not in some fist of anger that he killed people. He came to India to kill people in cold blood. I think it was a right decision but taken too late. There should have been a public telecast of his hanging to make sure other people get a lesson and think 100 times before doing what he did.
ibrarali Nov 21, 2012 06:34am
dear me, our goverment have been told so many times that niether he is a pakistani nor he trained in pakistan. I wanna tell you that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) jihad organisation is a indians held kashmirs organisation not a pakistani.
Ali Pakistani Nov 21, 2012 06:25am
This is really amazing that Pakistan newspaper is read by so many indians! No matter what! Pakistan and its citizens rocks. Pakistan Zindabad.
chopra Nov 21, 2012 09:05am
Is it your ignorance or lie. or you you just do not want to accept responsibility. May be you are ashamed to accept.
peddarowdy Nov 21, 2012 10:27am
Where has there ever been an Indian Terrorist, especially with respect to Pakistan?
Koshy Nov 21, 2012 08:40am
Death is always Sad whether legal or illegal and not a thing to be happy about. Kasab was send to India to kill and die. However, the world should execute the masterminds and not the poor kids who are just tools......
Sam Reddy Nov 21, 2012 06:28am
Bal Thackeray and Ajmal Kasab, both terrorists... enjoying hell now.
Ali Pakistani Nov 21, 2012 06:33am
It is really amazaing that Pakistani newspaper is being read by so many indians. No matter what! Pakistan and its citizens are admired by the world. Thank you Dawn for your efforts and success,
Jack Nov 21, 2012 09:51am
Yes, Dawn is even way better than the Hindu newspaper. Kasab is just a 25 year old who lost his future to the fanatic mind of Hafeez Saeed. It is sad that he was misguided...I do not think this is the homage to the victims, it is sad to see an young life destroyed by fanatics. I wonder what Hafeez Saaed has to say??? Punishing Hafeez is the real homage to the victims in Pakistan and India...remember he misguided and was indirectly responsible for all the lives.
Vikas Nov 21, 2012 06:46am
This is a small step in right direction. Hafiz Saeed and his cohorts are still running free. They should be brought to justice, and they should meet the same fate as Kasab.
sanjay ranade Nov 21, 2012 06:47am
He got what he deserved.If you kill innocents you have no right to live
Vens (Indian) Nov 21, 2012 06:49am
Well said Naiker! Precaution is better than the cure.
Chima Nov 21, 2012 06:52am
Please dont discriminate hindus and muslims. We are all humans and belong to one community this discrimination is just started by us on the name of god who is also one for all.........
Taimur Nov 21, 2012 06:53am
you need to give this piece of advice to parents all around the world especialy in the west because that is where childrenfind two extremes interms of the culture and one that they are socialised in hence the confusion which transalates into indoctorination.
Aslam Nov 21, 2012 09:34am
At least stay under the illusion that pakistanis are admired and build your self confidence morale and thus the nation. All the best.
ibrarali Nov 21, 2012 06:58am
no need to tell pakistanis, you punished amar singh now made him a drama for your ego.
Sam Nov 21, 2012 06:59am
Sarabjit and Ajmal can not be compared at all. Firstly, Sarabjit is neither a terrorist nor an intelligence agent, I think if Pakistan frees Sarabjit, then it will be a gesture of change in Pakistan's attitude towards India.
Imran Karim Nov 21, 2012 07:00am
Absolutely. Good riddance of one, lets catch others.
Raj Nov 21, 2012 08:21am
Killing Innocent in the name of God - is the biggest Brain Wash Strategies Jihadis have, Alas when the Justice day will come - we know who will remain with God and who will burn in the fire of hell. Repent and Obey.
faiz Nov 21, 2012 08:21am
Sam , i agree with you faiz Pakistani
raza Nov 21, 2012 08:24am
Well, but When Samjoda Express Train culprits will be hanged, where Ex - indian army official involved. who kill innocent people. lets see........ Nov 21, 2012 12:43pm
Totally agree with you..Pakistani and good to see that there is sensible thought process in your country and hope everyone in the Sub-Continent also think like you.
Anjan Mitra Nov 23, 2012 05:56am
I am sure every citizen of Pakistan is condemning Terrorism.
Raj Nov 23, 2012 08:46am
Lakhkar, FYI there are more muslims in India than In pakistan and they all love their country Hope u were trying to be funny. God bless
manu Nov 21, 2012 12:37pm
why every one is hand for hand and an eye for eye
leslie Nov 21, 2012 11:51am
Well said, Zeeshan
venkat Nov 21, 2012 11:54am
Hi Jamshed, keep living in the world of denial and you are already seeing the seeds growing into saplings that are unrooting the Pakistan's normal life day in and day out. God Save you guys!!
Kamaal Nov 21, 2012 11:55am
He was merely a foot soldier................besides he has been under custody for enough time to give all the details he could have known.
Manish Nov 21, 2012 11:55am
Ab tera kya hoga Sarbjeet ...:)
shriyansh Nov 21, 2012 11:55am
You are not accepting a letter related to him how can you accept his body.
ANWAR MOHD Nov 21, 2012 11:55am
yaar waseem hum to sarabjeet ko apna kehte hai. pak ne to kassab ko pehchanne se hi inkaar kar diya tha . yaar logic se baat kiya karo .
Parvez Nov 21, 2012 11:35am
Justice has been done and more importantly it is seen to have been done.
Misbah Nov 21, 2012 01:43pm
Sharma ji, Go to Hindu newspaper from India, there also you would find the same picture. CCTV cameras are not that high end to provide high quality pictures. Moreover the picture is taken while he was moving, so you always expect some blurring of the weapon he is carrying. Apply some sense which is not common.
s.p.bansal Nov 22, 2012 07:42am
But problem is both are not trustworthy
vijaykumar,salem Nov 23, 2012 02:36pm
Better late than never.what a waste of time&money for this criminal.
hinduismglance Nov 23, 2012 02:21pm
I shower my love to all my Pakistani brothers and sisters..
Asif Nov 21, 2012 05:46am
India blames the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant organisation for training, equipping and financing the gunmen with support from
Deepak Jain Nov 21, 2012 05:44am
Its sad the trial took so long. However, in the end, justice has prevailed
khanm Nov 21, 2012 10:34am
Admiration is only admiration if comments are not block. Let people speak freely. Freedom of speech and expression is the fundamental right
sahil Nov 21, 2012 05:36am
good news -
happy singh Nov 21, 2012 05:36am
happy to hear abt his execution
sandeep Nov 21, 2012 05:30am
at last justice is done for mumbai victims.
Ajay Nov 21, 2012 05:32am
I am much interested in reading the comments rather then the least some one write something......
Iyaz Ali Nov 21, 2012 05:28am
God is great!!!
dj Nov 21, 2012 05:28am
atlast justice has been delivered !
Ajay Tyagi (mumbai) Nov 21, 2012 05:17am
Very good news.
Anil Hanagud Nov 21, 2012 05:16am
A mere pawn in the whole conspiracy has been eliminated. The real conspirators who could be planning more such attacks remain at large.
Rao Nov 21, 2012 05:16am
Good riddance
Satyavrat Singh Nov 21, 2012 05:15am
He came to India on a suicide mission. keeping alive would have been a better punishment for him. any way May God Bless Us all Peace be upon EVERY ONE
Ramesh NG Nov 21, 2012 05:16am
Such terrorists are a pain for the entire world - well done govt. of India - you took the decision well - though late -
Vivek Nov 21, 2012 05:14am
Good riddance
Aftab Zaidi Nov 21, 2012 05:09am
Good Riddance At least got to live 4 more years
Guilty should be punished irrespective of his birth soil , religion, caste , creed , colour, community. criminal , terrorists are not only the enemy but also the enemy of whole society. No nation should keep fire of terrorists in her pocket . Terrorists like KASAB deserves to such punishment. But it was too late to get such punishment burdening the safety expenses on Govt. exchequer. Killers should be killed by cruelly by the arms of the state.
yuppyindian Nov 21, 2012 05:07am
Justice done. Now the enemity is deep buried with his death. Let his soul rest in peace and take journey towards eternity
bong Nov 21, 2012 05:06am
May God cleanse his soul!!
Srini Nov 21, 2012 05:06am
Finally Justice done
Srini Nov 21, 2012 05:04am
good riddance
PS Nov 21, 2012 04:59am
Great for justice and peace
Mj Nov 21, 2012 04:57am
The masterminds are still alive !
Zohaib Nov 21, 2012 11:39am
Indian government should hang up samjoda express culprits, If they want peace in the sub-continent.
Oscar Nov 21, 2012 11:01am
The one with thumbs down is a fundamentalist if not a terrorist.
AA Nov 21, 2012 11:02am
Mystery widen, why he was buried in the jail ? Why the body was not returned to Pakistan? How do we know he was really hanged? Things do not add up?
s.p.bansal Nov 21, 2012 11:06am
But problem is otherwise. Even parents think in this way only. They support these terrorist organisations. Last to trust unfortunately.
rajsingh Nov 21, 2012 11:23am
Please wake up and make your religeosly blind mind open. and educate urself raza, Evil is evil
Indian Nov 21, 2012 11:24am
Kasab was poor and uneducated teenager who got brain washed for money. Sent to do crime and die. It is tragedy for his family and poors in general that people are free to use them as animals for their fun and agenda. Pak Govt and elite citizen must stop this brutal and inhuman use of poor paki kids.
ANWAR MOHD Nov 21, 2012 11:57am
yes my friend me bhi indian hoon aur is waqat saudi arab me hoon yahan bhi jo educated pakistani hai onho ne positive respone diya hai. sahi ko sahi mana hai
A.Tandon Nov 21, 2012 11:59am
Dude, ur always right everything in pak is fine , All wrong is done by india n USA
PAKISTANI Nov 21, 2012 11:59am
It's global elite exploiting global poor. Pak-India acrimony is for you and me to keep us distracted. But we all the poor don't know that we are the fuel of global politics and intricate games of international agencies. Bourgeois class, wherever in the world, does not care of any nationality or religion; it has only one doctrine i.e. exploiting the poor for their luxurious lifestyle.
Prem Singh Negi Nov 21, 2012 09:15am
superb brother. keep it up
Zeeshan Haider Nov 21, 2012 09:17am
Agreed!!! A Terrorist is a Terrorist, he is NOT a Pakistani or Indian! Killing Innocent people in the name of ANY CAUSE is NOT justified anywhere in the world or in any religion!
Zeeshan Haider Nov 21, 2012 09:19am
Yes, Pakistani government accepted that he is a Pakistani. Confirmation from a Pakistani here!
shriyansh Nov 21, 2012 12:00pm
A thought rarely accepted in this world but is the best one.Maximum people mentality is to take revenge.But as a society our action must above the individual person.
A s ahmed Nov 21, 2012 12:26pm
Now Kasab is gone. His family should come out in open, also the families of other 8 compatriots and demand answers from the govt, why they were misguided by whatever authority and ordered to kill in the name of god and religion thus defaming Islam. Or will they be bought off by money to keep them quiet?
Lawrence Nov 21, 2012 12:28pm
That is what JESUS-THE MESSIAH said :THOSE WHO LIVE BY THE SWORD<THEY DIE BY THE SWORD.Time has come for Ummah to learn a lesson and stop preaching JIHAD to enter the JANNAH.
Fahim Nov 21, 2012 12:39pm
If sarbjeet had killed 166 armless people in pakistan he too should be hanged , but he wrongly being kept for last 22 years.
INDIAN Nov 21, 2012 12:30pm
Kasab was in jail for 4 years. he was given enuf tym for pointing out the real culprits. either he didnt know or he didnt want India to know. anyway, some of the pakistanis who train and misguide such youngsters must be knowing all about it.So if u ppl are really interested in ending terrorism, the best place to start would be your home.
Roney Indian Nov 21, 2012 12:41pm
Pak first rejected saying he wanst its citizen, then admitted and finally disowned him to die. this is what happens to poor innocent brainwashed youths who kill and get killed in the name of Islam. Fellow Muslims have to spread the right message of its religion. Better late than never !
India Nov 21, 2012 09:26am
dost we need like you people to make both country happy..God bless you.
Mohit Nov 21, 2012 09:27am
I must say of course after reading the comments here, terrorists are not supported by pakistani mass. Good for subcontinent. Kasab got what he desrved.
Satish Sharma Nov 21, 2012 12:46pm
Who brushed out the automatic rifle in his hands in this picture? Dawn, published from Karachi -- wake up .. there are guns in killers hands .. you can't brush it off !!
prem Nov 21, 2012 12:50pm
iconic think...god bless u
Anirudh Nov 21, 2012 01:55pm
Why does Dawn call Kasab a "gunman" and not a "terrorist" ? Were the people who crashed a plane into the World Trade Center called "pilots" ?
Sajad Nazir Nov 21, 2012 12:58pm
The real politics behind it...i was just watching all coverage of it and i think the real cause of kasab's death is smthing else.
Shankar Nov 21, 2012 08:41am
Nice to know that he has been bumped off ...but a tad too late..people have almost forgotten about him. The Hindu speed of execution is just not good enough..should have hanged him years back.
Vijay Srinivas Nov 21, 2012 08:42am
Dear, we have no problem with common pakistani, it is your establishment which needs to look at anti india thought.
RDX Nov 21, 2012 09:32am
He was just a bullet which hit some targets, but who was the one who aimed at the targets and pulled the trigger are more dangerous as they can get more bullets like kasab. But for me taking someones life for someone is not justified. Since you didn't give life how can u take life.That doesn't mean I justify Kasab. He should be kept in the jail in solitary confinement and should be given only pictures of the people who died in his brutal attack.This will make him repent and ask forgiveness to all the victims family and to God.If Death Sentences can reduce crime why is it the number of crime such as murder and rape are increasing.
Hasan Nov 21, 2012 08:43am
Dude how do you know it was Hafiz Saeed? I think Shiv Sena was behind this guy. Without proof, your statement is as worthy as mine. Thank you.
Salman Nov 21, 2012 07:49am
Well said Dr. that will really bring sense of closure to the victims and citizens of India.
suresh advani Nov 21, 2012 08:24am
Your knowledge is week. Sarbjit Singh is Indian and Kasab is Pakistani.
Muhammad Nov 21, 2012 01:10pm
Also, his family was informed; they did not claim the body. AA, you have to trust others at some point.
Ashfaq Nov 21, 2012 01:13pm
You know every thing wise guy
samir Nov 21, 2012 01:15pm
unlike other terrorists like Osama, his family and whole world knows what happened next, where he was buried. better u keep quite.
Rahul Nov 21, 2012 01:21pm
Mr Shinde also said that Islamabad refused to acknowledge the letter sent by India in this regard. "When they did not accept the letter, they were communicated through fax," Mr Shinde told reporters in New Delhi, hours after the hanging of the terrorist. Kasab has been buried inside the same jail where he was hanged. Till date they haven't accepted the bodies of the 9 terrorist who were killed in the encounter. Even in Kargil they refused to accept those soldiers who died wearing civilian clothes.
Jamshed Nov 21, 2012 09:19am
indian cameras and indian evidence is not to be trusted. Sarabjit will be dealt with according to Pakistan laws and not as per India's whims and fancies.
Divya Nov 21, 2012 11:48am
Ali, Kasab was not killed in cold blood, but law took its natural course! I am sure you will agree on the fact that there's a huge difference between the two. Also, no matter how bitter it may sound but believe me, death to Kasab is a huge relief for this man who died a thousand deaths every single day carrying the guilt of the crime he had executed. At least, now he knows it's all between him and God! Now no man can use or abuse him!
Anand Nov 21, 2012 01:37pm
I pity on the fate of many young people like Kasab on whom 'Hatred-on-India' was injected into their blood. What did he achieve by killing / injuring so many innocent Indian citizens? Look at the plight of his family whose son had been thrown into this ring of no- return. Let us hope for a radical change in their attitude towards India.
man Nov 21, 2012 01:47pm
I am an indian citizen and i am not satisfied. Kasab was not the source of all these.Kill all hardliners if they are a threat to others. I dont like to kill even an ant but what would you do when they are threat your life and if you cannot change their mind? Even dawood ibrahim is living peacefully in pakistan. I am not justying india either. Hardliners are present in india too even if it is little compared to pakistan. Kasab's
Jay Nov 21, 2012 01:49pm
People who brainwashed him, instigated him and gave gun in his hand, all in name of religion, too must be hanged
waheed Nov 21, 2012 02:01pm
Great job, please start doing in Pakistan also. our Government is sleeping still.
INDIAN Nov 21, 2012 12:24pm
@JAMSHED: So u believe that ajmal kasab was innocent and indian media and indian cameras just framed him??? u know people like you bring shame to their community, country and religion
Indranil Nov 21, 2012 09:25am
Life is balanced. Kasab's hanging is the proof. Whatever you do you have to return in this very life. But still the mastermind / s are free. They also have to pay what they did with kasab and others, directly or indirectly. clock is ticking and god is counting.
Rahul Nov 21, 2012 02:12pm
I request all Pakistanis to work harder and promote science based education than Islamic preaching. You need scientists, Engineers,Doctors more than religious freaks into your country. I am not trying to put pakistan down as the world knows there is considerable talent in pakistan but instead of studying in schools they are found shooting in Mumbai as they consider it to a Noble act. My sympathies and best luck to pakistan, hope we see new softwares, cures to cancer etc frm pakistan and not as country which kills not only its own but also people outside there border cuz a country like this is bound to be doomed later.
Rahul Nov 21, 2012 02:15pm
if people like you would have controlled peace...i shdnt have written this comment
Pushkar Sinha Nov 21, 2012 02:16pm
Pakistan's official stand is that Ajmal Amir Kasab is not its citizen. In such a scenario how could India return his body to Pakistan? I am glad to know that there are so many secular Pakistanis who condemn terrorism. Pushkar Sinha
Sudhir Das Nov 21, 2012 02:16pm
Kasab was simply a foot soldier and he was brain washed by his handlers. He was simply a cog in the machine. What about the operators of that machine of terrorism, who trained him, armed him and indoctrinated him in a false philosophy of violence and hatred? Until and unless those people rooted in Pakistan are brought to book by the authorities there will be hundred more Kasabs prepared by them in future who will pose a formidable threat to the very survival of humanity everywhere.
Adi Nov 21, 2012 02:18pm there any ANY solid proof about Sabarjit?? Just becase (2 + 2) = 4 you cannot now claim why your (2 + x) also not = 4.
Vijay Nov 21, 2012 02:18pm
What "something else " can be ????
Gagan Nov 21, 2012 02:22pm
It is that folks like you that make me sad about the division of our country. You make lots of sense. For some reason, I feel bad for the misguided kid and real culprits are the people who brainwashed him. Nov 22, 2012 07:47am
MR ALI there is no doubt that DAWN is read by many Indians! It is because its truly secular and independent newspaper. I wish that u should also read more of it s u can develop upright thinking and so will not be victim of false pride. and will be able to see things rationally as DAWN does.
Amir Saeed Nov 21, 2012 02:25pm
It's not been airbrushed or anything. It's blurred in the photo because of movement. That's all.
Nabeel Nov 21, 2012 02:27pm
This is not brushed .. this is how the picture from the camera was taken .. dont try to create fantasy theories here .. majority of the people in Pakistan are ashamed of the acts conducted by this individual so please dont try to potray that media is trying to support this !!!
hemant kumar Nov 21, 2012 02:28pm
well said mudassir
Hakimuddin Nov 21, 2012 02:31pm
My heart goes out to mother of Ajmal, who just for few thousand rupees, to help his family living in poverty, risked his life, killed others, and lies buried, without gusul and namaz in jail premises. She was happy in her poverty and did not bargain for Such an ignomous death for her son. But will Ajmal's handlers feel remorse? They must have sent thousands to Jannat but themselves will rot in Jahanum. Hakimuddin .Nagpur. India .
kart Nov 21, 2012 02:32pm
try telling that to the families of his victims... and see wat they think??
Indian Nov 21, 2012 08:52am
I am pleased to see some positive comments frommy Pakistani Brothers. Terrorisum and War is not a solution for anything. I am working in Middle East country and I have few Pakistani freinds. We are Working together and there is no difference between us. I belive that 98% Pakistani people are good.But some of them are mislead and have wrong concepts about India. Same is true for Indians. Hopefully both conutries work together to get better life.
hemant kumar Nov 21, 2012 02:34pm
yes, life sentence would have been good choice. a prisoners life till death is more terrifying than being kiled instantly by just hanging
Lakhkar Khan Nov 21, 2012 02:35pm
Fahim, I have no love for Musharraf but are you sure your name is not Rajesh or Satish?
Murthy Nov 21, 2012 02:36pm
The Pakistani govt closes its eyes and ears and every proof given is dismissed as inadequate. Naturally, the true story is known only to Pakistanis, who are out to suppress every bit of information related to Kasab and other terrorists who were killed. Where is Kasab's family now? Was it not removed from their native place to escape the prying eyes of the world media? Did it really refuse to receive his body? What happened to the families of the other Pakistani terrorists? Does Mr Jamshed Khan know answers for these questions? Let him understand that the actual culprits who are still alive and laughing in their sleeves are the same people who are responsible for 'forced disappearances' of people in Pakistan.
Danish butt Nov 21, 2012 09:37am
I am proud to be a Pakistani too, kasab's action was wrong, he was involved with killing of innocent people justice has been made, as for as Pakistan is concern it has nothing to do with us, Pakistani people are not proud of what happened in Mumbai, nor we celebrated but mourn.
Dev Nov 22, 2012 08:24am
Still fooling yourself.
Ramasamy (Indian) Nov 21, 2012 02:43pm
Good friend...
Mahesh Nov 21, 2012 03:12pm
Confessional statement of Ajmal Kasab,.....!!!! "We were told that our big brother India is so rich and we are dying of poverty and hunger. My father sells food on a stall in Lahore and we did not even get enough food to eat from his earnings. I was promised that once they knew that I was successful in my operation, they would give Rs 1,50,000 [almost USD 4,000] to my family. Please do not tell anyone that I am caught alive otherwise they will kill me. They had told us that they would shoot us even if we returned to Pakistan. If you give me regular meals and money I will do the same that I did for them. Jihad is about killing and getting killed and becoming famous. Come, kill and die after a killing spree. By this one will become famous and will also make God proud." I am sad and sympathetic about young boy Kasab. Instead of him I wish the persons who brainwashed and trained young boys like Kasab to kill innocent people in the name of religion should be stoned to death. India doesn't encourage death penalty and it is the first execution after 2004.
Thomas King Nov 21, 2012 08:29am
All Indian newspaper websites like rediff, timesofindia, ndtv all are equally frequented by Pakistanis.......don't believe me? - just go an read any Pakistan related news and see Pakistani's comment on the same. I believe its a healthy exchange - and an oppurtunity to know each other better. Only knowing whats happening in each others countries can bring us closer.
Jamshed Nov 21, 2012 09:23am
Why was Kasab hanged after four years of torture in Indian jails? You also could have kept him for 22 years and pardoned him! These Indian double standards won't suffice for saving Sarabjit if he has been proven guilty of terrorism. Pakistan should also do what it takes and inform India as India did in Kasab's case. You feel only Hindus killed is criminal, otherwise all other communities are to be killed. Will not work.
Zimbo_Indian Nov 21, 2012 03:17pm
Kasab was a poor, uneducated, misguided village boy. He was more a victim of terrorism than a perpetrator. My heart goes out to his parents who will spend the rest of their lives thinking of their beloved son swinging on the noose. The Indian society was baying for his blood and the govt obliged them. Of course, he couldn't have been kept alive. Or else there would have been an ever present threat of other terrorists taking hostages to get him released (remember IC-814, Kandahar?). I pray for the day when reasons for killing people (either on the streets of Mumbai or on the gallows in Yeravada jail) will cease to exist. Amen.
sunil Nov 21, 2012 03:18pm
what u pakistan say about ajaml kasab .what is your reaction after his hanginh, do u think he is a terrorist.....
Ram Nov 21, 2012 03:19pm
So sad when a religion and nation thinks attacking innocent people is OK. People of these nation should wake up and make sure these brutal killing will not happen. Tolerance to other religion will make peace to the world. Pakistan needs to be less violent as a country and as a Muslim country.
kumar Nov 21, 2012 03:20pm
I was worrying about his innocent MOTHER. Only she lost her son.
sparkysingh Nov 21, 2012 03:21pm
Its called motion blur. The gun is moving in his hand faster than the shutter speed of the camera hence it appears blurred. The picture is exactly the same as times of India published it, whose reporter had first clicked it.
Rohit Nov 21, 2012 08:29am
i am sorry but u seem to be biased on the basis of religion. I am not sure how Sarabjit was captured and what he did but if he is guilty then he should be punished. By the way the whole world saw Kasab firing at scores of innocent people. He got what he deserved as per the rule of law. I personally am against the capital punishment. Its sad that we breed killers amongst us and then we kill the killers! We glorify the people who are murderers as martyrs and saints. If we put the same amount of effort in making life better as we put in plotting attacks on each others lives and property then we could have made even the moon habitable by now.
Saqib Azam Nov 21, 2012 03:25pm
who are the master mind against this, Ajmal Qasab only used, real culprit, the big boos is safe...... any media dare to enclosed this game of death.
Zimbo_Indian Nov 21, 2012 03:37pm
There were actually 176 victims of 26/11. 166 Mumbaikars and 10 terrorists. Yes, we must see these 10 guys as victims. Otherwise we will keep taking revenge in the name of justice and the cycle of violence will never end.
khan Nov 21, 2012 03:44pm
Really if you want justic then think about it. Indian government should hang up samjoda express culprits, If they want peace in the sub-continent.
Hassan Nov 21, 2012 04:11pm
its unarmed...i am sure they had arms and were not armless :) But on a serious note....killing of innocent people cannot be forgiven
Tariq Anwar Nov 21, 2012 04:16pm
I feel sad about Ajmal Kasab..He was a victim. He was used by some people for their selfish motives...Like Ajmal Kasab many innocent people are brain washed and cruelly pulled to death in the name of Jihad. This action is really against the Allah the most merciful and those real culprits will go to hell for years.
surinder Nov 21, 2012 04:25pm
Kasab should not be treated as a terrorist. He was like any poor and uneducated youth and was, therefore, easily lured to follow a wrong path for money.
Ash Moh Nov 21, 2012 04:32pm
Thank you Dawn for carrying out this article in your paper. This is proof that freedom of speech exists in Pakistan despite all the short comings of both governments. It is the solemn duty of the press to present the facts. Thank you!
Manu Bansal Nov 24, 2012 06:22pm
I hope whole of the world thinks like you in near future. Blood can never satisfy anybody's thirst. It is the war industries that are creating all this nuisance to gain from the veiled war between two of the most beautiful nations of the world.
Abdullah Hussain Nov 21, 2012 04:34pm
Anyone who did wrong should be punished, no exception for Ajmal Kasab. However it would have been far too good if Indian Authority allowed an investigation of Ajmal Kasab by Pakistani officials. Kasab was a non state actor if he did what is said about him then hanging was the only punishment suiting his crime otherwise .....
Abbas Nov 21, 2012 04:34pm
Modi should also be hanged.
shrirang, Navi Mumbai Nov 21, 2012 04:35pm
you need treatment,
Mohan Nov 21, 2012 04:37pm
Indian government offered Pakistan to take his body but Pakistan government refused.
Rashid Nov 21, 2012 04:38pm
Ask the Pakistani Govt, why ?
Shazzam Nov 21, 2012 04:39pm
yea. people like u who miss a brain is the cause. he died due to sorrow about your thinking
Tapan Nov 21, 2012 04:43pm
The problem arises when you don't have money to feed one child but you are encouraged to have 25 children from 5 different wives. why encouraged that's a separate issue. But one fateful day a radial mullah knocks your door and asks for one or two children in return of money. The mullah never says the real intention but tells the family that their kids will one day become great. For the family of course this is a great deal. Then that those innocent kids will be brainwashed to become terrorists. 2 gone out of 25, who cares? People should think of quality not quantity and then you will see the terrorism on fall or else there will be millions of Kashab's killing innocent people.
Sree Nov 21, 2012 04:49pm
Very well written Divya..Very valid point..Couldn't agree with you more..
Raoul Ciao Nov 21, 2012 08:29am
Waseem, I am glad at least you accept, indirectly, that Ajmal Kasab was a Pakistani. Good for standing up for a fellow countryman !!
azizullah channa Nov 21, 2012 08:30am
damn true sam reddy... maximum likes for ur post
Atif Nov 21, 2012 08:33am
Indians have two parallel rules for humanity. One for themselves and one for others. Kasaab should have executed and it has and so the sarabjit.
Anil Nov 21, 2012 08:35am
That Speaks Volumn about u r approach..why Hindus and not Indians....that means Pakistani hindus are by default traiters for you...
Nabankur Nov 21, 2012 08:02am
The mastermind behind this Mumbai attack are still at large & escaping justice, as long these culprits are not convicted,The Justice Is Not Served. Ajmal was an unemployed rural youth ,lured & brain washed for this mission , a meagure pawn ! I am still not happy
INDIAN Nov 21, 2012 08:03am
ajmal kasab was a terrorist, and many cameras caught him red handed while he was doing the job assigned to him by his masters sitting in pakistan. He not only accepted what he did but also showed no remorse whatsoever. On the other hand, anything has not been proven about sarabhjit. So, there is no comparison between them. if the allegations on sarabhjit are true, and can be proved so,then surely pakistan govt. has full rights to punish him. But he shouldnt be punished as a revenge to kasab
Mohammed Khan Nov 21, 2012 10:20am
Well said,,,,,brother
PAKISTANI Nov 21, 2012 11:45am
Well Done India ! However he would have been a good source for tracing the international terrorist groups which seems to be a lost opportunigy.
Fahim Nov 21, 2012 12:38pm
yesterday on IBN pervez musharraf interview was being aired - This fello and ex-president openly says -" India divided pakistan by creating what if ISI is helping kashmiris....india , pakistan are enemies not friends..." . Have you ever heard such kiddish statments from PM or president of India. musharraf himself talks like a terrorists . He too should be hanged . No wonder he lost big time in kargil.
zeeshan Nov 21, 2012 09:57am
this is complete ignorance.
Mudassir Hussain Nov 21, 2012 09:58am
Perfect timing to hang Kasab. In India, Congress is having all sorts of problem in terms of corruption charges and preparation of next in Pakistan....currently conditions are good enough to reap another seed of social and political unrest! Bravo!
Syed Nov 21, 2012 05:05pm
Good job India! Regards, a Pakistani.
Hashim Nov 21, 2012 07:46am
@Baloch Does you guys have anything else on your mind other than Religion ?
rock Nov 21, 2012 08:18am
good said
Mudassir Hussain Nov 21, 2012 08:18am
I am sure Sarbajit Singh is as guilty as Ajmal Kasab was. He should be hanged immediately.
Dinesh Nov 21, 2012 09:07am
Who are you Baloch? Map your history - 200 years back, even your ancestors were Hindu. You also have Hindu blood running in your veins. Simply by changing names and admonishing your earlier faith doesn't make you a different man.
Nabarun Dey Nov 21, 2012 10:21am
With Kasab's burial it is proved that terror is temporary but peace is permanent. May his soul rest in peace. It would have been ideal if he was tried in his home country and given burial there.
Anuj Agrawal Nov 21, 2012 05:08pm
His body was was offered to Pakistan but your govt. disowned him and all Muslim burial places in India had rejected to lay his body on their ground, hence he was buried in the jail itself...
khan Nov 21, 2012 09:24am
why Pakistan should give gesture of attitude change???? we are not demanding for release of Ajmal Kasaab but isn't hanging kasaab is human rights violation as criminal hanging in Pakistan is a human right violation.
Roney Indian Nov 22, 2012 09:04am
the answer is simple, Literacy rate !
aditya Nov 23, 2012 03:06pm
hasan the ostrich..
Yamani Nov 21, 2012 08:58am
After observing few indian and Pakistani news papers, I can see two views 1. Pakistani View: Good that Kasab has been killed (Accepted the killing as a good deed) which discourages terrorism. Few people can't digest it. So they blame India about Sarabjit and some even deny Kasab is a Pakistani. 2. Indian View: Why so much delay in hanging him? What about Afzal Guru ? What India will do to catch Hafiz Saeed ? Timing is only to take credit before people out cry on 26th Nov. As an indian and with few interactions with Pakistanis in the UK, I am happy with the current move of India and happy that Pakistanis are also condemning the acts of terrorists.
sami Nov 21, 2012 07:34am
As you sow, so shall you reap. He got what he deserved. Killing of innocent people can not be justified irrespective of their religion, nationality ,race etc.
Rahul Nov 21, 2012 02:42pm
Being an Indian living in the US,I haven't seen one pakistani bring untruthful or one with a radical ideology. All my pakistani friends are well educated and are against radical islam. This case of Kasab clearly seem to be a brainwash by hate mongers.Poor Kasab,dead for no reason and killed mumbaites for no reason,end of the day.
Pakistani Nov 21, 2012 02:43pm
This guy definitely looks like an Indian. You can tell he is wearing a rakhi like band in his arm and if he was really Pakistani then the lawyers should have been allowed to interview him or talk to him. In order to hide the only evidence left which would prove that he is Indian, they hanged him!
Human Nov 21, 2012 05:46pm
Its not because of the quality of Dawn. Once I came to know about Kasab
viren Nov 27, 2012 04:40pm
i do believe the same....well Said Mr Pat
hari rao Nov 21, 2012 09:57pm
"An eye for an eye, leaves the whole world blind" - Mahatma Gandhi, however, there is only one heart and one life... Why are the human rights activists who talk about abolishing capital punishment, concerned about only one human who was hanged, why don't they care about the 166 people killed by his inhumane act? How many wifes lost their husbands?how many children lost their parents?how many parents lost their sons/daughters?. You are talking about human rights, aren't these people who died in the mad attack by Kasab had the rite to live?
Omar Nov 24, 2012 06:59am
There is no justice for the 166 dead. This is only application of rule of law for the crime. BTW he was just an uneducated,weak minded brainwashed youngster under the control of devilish LeT.
pat Nov 26, 2012 03:10pm
Dear Youngstars A sincere request to you all, please go through the holly books before doing anything. Kasab is a live example. Before joining the group he might not have dreamt about killing human beings. Every human being is "Allah ke Bande" God's gift. Please keep your self away from such things. By killing you will never get salvation rather you are destroying the God's creation. Kasab was punished for his deeds which may not be his intention. He gave his life for the sake of some coward people who does not have the guts to do by themselves. They are using others in the name of Allah. These people lost nothing but think about those families in Mumbay who lost their near and dear ones which can not be compensated at any cost and I feel the same with kasab's family also. Think again and again before you do something which is against the WILL of the CREATOR.
zain Nov 21, 2012 08:28pm
World knows terrorist r all coming from Pakistan.USA & the rest of world r just waiting for the right time. Nov 22, 2012 05:33am
mr ali u r living in fools paradise u should visit other countries to know how much pakistanis are liked and admired by them . in fact many pakistani restaurant owner in south africa has to disguise themselves as indian hoteliers. what a great admiration. this is repeated every where. so pls wake up and do some soul searcing
TruthWillTell Nov 22, 2012 10:06am
Dawn is only presenting one side of the story and suppresing the other.
Suji Nair Nov 21, 2012 09:00am
There are several Kasabs still existing in pakistan and many future victims in India, and tomorrow the ball game may change there may kasabs in India and lot of innocent victims in pakistan. Killing one kasab wont end the tale of these two countries...The only way is to end poverty and bring good and effective leadership.
Haroon Nov 24, 2012 06:15am
not every story has two sides
Roney Indian Nov 22, 2012 08:44am
this is the worst conspiracy theory till date from you pakistanis.
kunal Nov 22, 2012 08:44am
only a fool can ask abt it..the only fault of modi was that he was unable to manage the situation...because it was so very seems you havent learnt anything from kasab chapter...
Patriot Nov 22, 2012 05:25am
Nothing is acheived with Gun. Those who live by barrel of gun also meet their end through gun.
Sura-e-Hind Nov 21, 2012 10:11am
People of India n Pak shud move forward, dont look back, these things will always happen(65 yrs history blooded by both), but for poor plz move forward n develop the south europeans did as EU formed....only youth can make change.....hang evevry terrorist..whether in Hindustan or pak......Islam is nothing to do with terrorism
Abdul Wahab-Pakistan Nov 24, 2012 10:46am
Terrorism of all types and kinds is condemnable in strongest terms whether that be in India or Pakistan. Terrorists targeting innocent people deserve no mercy. Pakistan is the worst victim of terrorism perpetrated by misguided and misled elements, so-called muslims who are not aware of the basics of Islam and are puppets in the hands of disintegrating evil forces. We need to make concerted efforts to curb this growing menace.
Q&A Nov 22, 2012 07:22am
No one brushed out anything. That is a photo still/grab from a surveillance camera. The warrior is moving fast and raising up his weapon into action he moves into action against his adversaries. He is too fast for the camera, so what you see is a blur. Further, commonsense suggests that had Dawn brushed it, it could just as easily brush out your comment. You are privileged to be here as are those over 340 geniuses from your country who gave you more than 340 thumbs ups. Don't abuse Dawn's hospitality by your false accusations and paranoia. Please you are a guest, behave accordingly.
specksk Nov 21, 2012 08:57am
Kasab was caught on camera walking around with a gun and shooting people. There is no doubt about his involvement in the Mumbai attacks. On the other hand there is no such evidence(photographic, dna etc) linking Sarabjit to the bombings. Sarabjit Singh was also not provided proper representation(his lawyer failed to show up during his supreme court appeal!!!, no translator) and the prosecution used questionable evidence(No identity parade. It seems the police just brought him in and said this is the culprit.) So, no you cannot really call them the same thing. And Pakistanis must think really hard if they are prepared to take the life of another person under these circumstances.
JP Nov 22, 2012 03:16pm
I am an Indian. Whenever there is any internationally reported Indo-Pak news, I have been coming here since about 10 years (I think) to check if there is another side to the story and also to get a occasional, basic understanding of general Pakistani affairs from an educated liberal point of view, rather than an angry Islamist point of view that gets played up by media. The commenters (Indian & Pakistani) are also mostly level-headed in the forums rather than the juvenile name-callers I find elsewhere. Dawn reporting and community is every bit as good as reputable Indian and US papers. If the wounds between our two countries are to heal, free press like this is critical.
Milan Nov 21, 2012 08:57am
I trust and admire Dawn. One of very few good things about Pakistan
Jamshed Khan Nov 21, 2012 07:40am
Now that he is gone, we will never know the true story behind it and that who were the actual culprits, who are still alive and happy.
suyog Nov 21, 2012 08:57am
What you are saying is logical, but when kassab realized what he had done, he had all opportunities to reveal the names. That would have been real atonement for his sin and work for humanity
Jagdish Nov 24, 2012 11:36am
The headline refers to Kasab as gunman...He was a terrorist and should be refered as one instead of using ambigous words like gunman. High time we mustered the courage and called a spade a spade
ROHIT PANDEY Nov 23, 2012 08:29pm
Innocent of what?
aftabwilson Nov 21, 2012 09:28am
People would love to hear something from Hafiz Saeed Sahib and JI leadership and all others who support openly or with minced words these acts of terrorism. What about hundreds in our own jails who are waiting on similar charges?
skeptic Nov 22, 2012 11:40am
you are deluded
Jasim Nov 21, 2012 10:42pm
A good operation by indians, so that the news media did not get a chance to take the limelights. Here also similar secrecy should be followed when high profile things are executed. Very good
Santosh Nov 22, 2012 08:56am
Just ask them what they think about Mumtaz Qadri and come back and tell us....
Anuj Agrawal Nov 21, 2012 05:22pm
You call it torture...We spent 50 Crore INR on him because if in case he was innocent, he could prove it and the authorities in India also protected him from the wrath of Indians (Hindus and Muslims alike..Muslim cemeteries labeled him as a Non-Muslim and hence denied his burial on their grounds)..Yet you call it a torture ..He was provided highest security..
Ketan Nov 21, 2012 06:27pm
Because you don't accept OBL was in Pakistan and some had to come, kill, take away his body and bury in sea and still you don't accept anything.
Ravi Nov 21, 2012 09:00pm
Justice done or not. Well for those who lost their close ones in Mumbai violence and for many Indians and people all over the world, Kasab's hanging might be justified. Im an Indian and when I saw the bloodshed in 2008, even I wanted him to be hanged. But while today reading the background of his family, his upbringing and the fact that he was just in his early 20's when he committed the terrorist act, makes me think that the real reason behind all this was poverty and his exploitation by the so called trainers. I read somewhere that he was promised 1 lac rupees to do the job. He and his family must have been extremely poor that he agreed to risk his life at such a young age for such a petty amount, and for whom, his family, his younger sister and brother. Human beings are not animals but circumstances force them to behave like one. If people have jobs, a decent income to make their basic necessities meet, no one will take such a route. Kasab was perhaps too young to understand the route he took...and unfortunately there was no turning back for him...I feel it was only his family condition which forced him to take the gun. Like any other guy, if he had resources for education, or even to take up a vocational course and get into a job, he wouldn't have taken this route. For that matter, no one would. People play politics with human mind. They forget to that they also have to answer the god one day. Somehow, I am not sure how I'm feeling today, but am not happy to hear too much about kasab's hanging and feel sorry for the poor guy and his family.
Sam Veet Nov 22, 2012 10:33am
It's a motion blur.
Cupid Nov 21, 2012 06:57pm
No. The last pieces of source are not yet done. They are not reachable for Indian intelligence and being safe guarded by pakistan. Probably you can reach them from your country for more 'pieces of information'.
Danish butt Nov 21, 2012 10:31pm
Moaning moaning, winging winging......get a life guys, there are more important things in life then us fighting here for nothing, lets governments to deal with mess they created for us. We need to concentrate to improve our lives, spread love and keep things simple.
JB Nov 21, 2012 10:32pm
AA you are making controversy out of nothing.... read the news in full mate.
Ravi Nov 21, 2012 08:20pm
Justice done or not. Well for those who lost their close ones in Mumbai violence and for many Indians and people all over the world, Kasab's hanging might be justified. Im an Indian and when I saw the bloodshed in 2008, even I wanted him to be hanged. But while today reading the background of his family, his upbringing and the fact that he was just in his early 20's when he committed the terrorist act, makes me think that the real reason behind all this was poverty and his exploitation by the so called trainers. I read somewhere that he was promised 1 lac rupees to do the job. He and his family must have been extremely poor that he agreed to do risk his life at such a young age for such a petty amount, and for whom, his family, his younger sister and brother. Human beings are not animals but circumstances force them to behave like one. If people have jobs, a decent income to make their basic necessities meet, no one will take such a route. Kasab was perhaps too young to understand the route he took...and unfortunately there was no turning back for him...I feel it was only his family condition which forced him to take the gun. Like any other guy, if he had resources for education, or even to take up a vocational course and get into a job, he wouldn't have taken this route. For that matter, no one would. People play politics with human mind. They forget to that they also have to answer the god one day. Somehow, I am not sure how I'm feeling today, but am not happy to hear too much about kasab's hanging and feel sorry for the poor guy and his family.
T. George Nov 21, 2012 08:17pm
Dear AA, ignorance is no qualification.
Mohsin Nov 21, 2012 10:36pm
Shame on you Baloch. Dont bring religion everywhere.
Cupid Nov 21, 2012 08:15pm
Absolute case of brainwash!! Do you think all indians are hindus? Did kasab inquired about the faith of each individual he encountered in mumbai and choose his victims ? Do you think the muslim victim families in india are willing to let him free?(ofcourse, the faith of the victim doesn't matter here). Can't Pakistan execute a fair trail on sarabjit and make a decision on its own as per its judicial system? Why do we need to link kasab's case with sarabjits case. lol..your idea of dealing with convicts in india and pakistan sounds like some cultural exchange program. Atleast, there is a stand on sarabjit's case. Pakistan owns kasab one day and disowns him next day. No wonder,you are confused on so many things.
T. George Nov 21, 2012 08:15pm
Unlike General Musharraf, this Pakistani is one sensible Pakistani! Just like his handlers in Pakistan, Kasab knew nothing of Islam or The Qu'ran. He was not an Islamic extremist. He was not a terrorist. He was hungry. If his instigators had asked him to sell his mother for food, he would have done exactly so. "If you give me food and money," Kasab told his Indian interrogators, "I will do the same for you." The only antidote to such youngsters being misused by vested interests is that the Muslim world control irresponsible procreation.
Danish butt Nov 21, 2012 10:49pm
Pakistan needed concrete evidence that kasab was Pakistani, once that cleared we accepted that he is Pakistani, we never rejected him being Pakistani.....
Demon Nov 21, 2012 07:54am
Religion is the way of worship not the way to address .... get your facts correct.. I see a lot of comments addressing with religion... Even lot of articles.. Something seriously wrong with psychology of people...
Jayadevan Nov 21, 2012 07:52pm
This is just him bringing up the muzzle from a hanging position - you can see the blur the rifle barrel makes as it arcs up, while the butt is quite clear. I do not think that guns are air-brushed in the Pakistani media. Too many of them around.
Pakistani Nov 21, 2012 10:52am
So indian intelligence has 'secretly' removed the last piece of source that could have lead towards the actual culprits. mehh how typical indian. Sarabjit next on the line \o/
Shiv Nov 21, 2012 10:11am
Everyone except pakistani authorities know in detail who he was, who sent him and why he was sent. The only reason pakistani's dont know is because they have always been living in a state of denial.
Divya Nov 21, 2012 08:19am
This is sad and tragic, to be very honest! Kasab, was just a misguided young boy who never got an opportunity to have education, never got an opportunity to live life with dignity. Worst is, the country, the land, the people he fought and died for, didn't even acknolwedge his being, didn't mourn his death and didn't even bother to give him a burial. Instead, the land he waged the war against, gave him a place to rest in peace, forever! I am proud of my country, I am proud of India, at least we're human!
Abraham Nov 23, 2012 05:22pm
The law has been fully upheld. One weeps for the 166 killed in the dastardly attacks. Justice has been served. Sadly, more young men, in the flower of their youth, are being, and are going to be, brainwashed to kill and die for NOTHING, as in this case? What can each one of us do to stop it ??
viren Nov 24, 2012 03:43pm
Dear Friends In Pak, As Indian i am really feeling sorry for Kasab and for his family.His brain was influenced by some one else.Real culprits are still moving freely and They are still spoiling future of many such kids and themselves they travel in luxury cars and lives VIP life their kids studies in US or UK.I don't understand the state of Indian and Pakistani people.Why it is so easy to influence our mind. Lets forget everything and establish a new lovely friendship relation. Cheers PAKISTAN
zafar Nov 21, 2012 04:04pm
I don't think it's brushed. It's blurred by the motion. If you notice the head of the gun seems to be moving from his left to right hand.
Human_life_precious_given_by_God Nov 21, 2012 09:33pm
death penalty should not be given to anyone least by any government of any country . Government are formed to governed the people not to kill them. Culprits should brought to justice but we cannot take away someone's life . Death is not the solution of any thing ,its just the mode to escape the reality . The Person who committed crime should be made realized about what he has done and should be punished accordingly. Everyone should be given second chance .
SyedKiker Nov 22, 2012 09:47am
Indian pople are not innocent
Subroto Nov 21, 2012 10:05am
Well said Divya, I agree with each and every word you wrote. I wish we could live like Europeans with no borders but only united and prosper inspite of bad history.
INDIAN Nov 21, 2012 10:05am
it doesnt matter whether u are sure or not. what matters is does pak govt, have any proof against him.
kulwinder singh Nov 22, 2012 12:24am
At least Finally, Pakistan accepted KASAB its Native !!!!!!!!!!!
indian Nov 21, 2012 10:18am
religion views by indians and youth, you guys just watch bollywood movie OMG (oh my god).
Priyanka Nov 23, 2012 05:25pm
You are anxious to know what Dawn has written about Kasab. Kasab is recognized by Dawn as "GUNMAN" and not as a "Terrorist". Why he is not recognized as terrorist when in fact he is actually a terrorist?
taher Nov 22, 2012 03:30am
Europeans and united what a joke
taher Nov 22, 2012 03:40am
is killing 166 people human Ali
bulx Nov 22, 2012 02:49am
That's the original photo.. you can check up any old pic.. Nov 22, 2012 06:57pm
Good thinking Kumar. Please pray with OBL's mother also:-( as he also has an innocent mother!
Aditya Nov 22, 2012 02:55am
this is a clip from the video. it wasnt brushed off
Girish Nov 22, 2012 03:25am
No worry, this is a typical Pakistani denial of facts. Nov 22, 2012 06:49pm
Any suggestion on who could be behind this? I meant who made him a victim? Thanks!
Girish Nov 22, 2012 03:45am
It is not that Pakistani government promoted this terrorist, late Ajmal Kasab. It is just that few in the Pakistani believe in promoting terrorism will give them better control of things, unbeknownst to them that Pakistan itself is eaten away from within by the same force of terrorism. These individuals should be dragged to the courts and be punished (including being executed) not just just to benefit India but also to Pakistan (more than India).
zafar Nov 21, 2012 04:04pm
US did the same with Raymond Davis. :) Every other country does the same. We are no different.
taher Nov 22, 2012 03:29am
What is sad and tragic Divya... there are many in this world who never got an opportunity to have education, never got an opportunity to live life with dignity but they do not go about killing innocent. Imagine the plight of 200 families who suffered because of this killer.
senthilbe23senthilkumar Nov 22, 2012 03:59am
I i am really happy to see comments from brothers in Pakistan , this is the time to act towards development . we have to think about how much money our countries are spending towards defense front when majority of our population reeling under hefty poverty!. if our counties can spend half of their defense expences towards development , we can achieve every thing !
Monty.. Nov 22, 2012 03:26am
Though my ego gets satisfied by this news..My heart weeps for an unfortunate life lost... Ajmal Kasab is just a robot...