Short, disappointed post just tickled at the irony. In my post “Who profits from hanging Yakub Memon?” I had pointed out that hanging him basically means yet another dead witness in #India‘s grand tradition of dead witnesses against powerful criminals.
Ironically, as the news of the #Supreme Court dismissing his curative petition on the day before his hanging is scheduled hit Twitter, two of the top trends were ##SaveTiger and #याकूब_को_फांसी_दो.
The savetiger trend is because it is International tiger day today. It is only a supreme and ironic coincidence that the chief accused in the 1993 #Mumbai blasts against whom #Yakub Memon provided proof that broke the case wide open is nicknamed…. Tiger Memon.
Earlier Yakub had been found medically fit to be killed. A perplexing requirement for a hanging. How does it matter if someone is fit or unfit while being killed?
Since then, the #Maharashtra Governor too has refused Yakub’s plea.