Terrorism in India

Tiger Memon - accused of masterminding 1993 Mumbai blasts
National

What about Tiger Memon?

There is this niggling thing about the 1993 blasts case that just does not add up. We have Yakub’s “confession”. We have hanged him. We have evidence about Tiger Memon running the show on the 1993 blasts – manpower, materials, location, the works. What evidence is there against Dawood is not clear to my inexperienced […]

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Dead end for Yakub Memon. Cartoon by @MANJULtoons
Economic inequality
National

After Yakub Memon’s execution. Now what?

So #Yakub Memon was finally hanged this morning. The #Supreme Court did a dramatic early morning hearing to hear the challenge to the President’s rejection of Yakub Memon’s mercy petition, and Yakub lost the case. Even if he had won it, it would have won him at best 14 more days to live. Perhaps some […]

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Yakub Memon
National

#याकूब_को_फांसी_दो #SaveTiger trends as SC dismisses #YakubMemon’s plea

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 […]

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Sify.com cartoon on Yakub Memon hanging by Satish Acharya
National

Yakub Menon even more strange – a case of Chinese whispers? #YakubMemon

At 1:52 this afternoon, Majid Memon, a journalist, wrote an article “Yakub Memon: Break the official omerta – In #Yakub Memon case, state displayed bad faith” about his perceptions about the case and how he had helped verify information Yakub Memon had got with him about the residences of #Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and another smuggler, Taufiq Jallianwala, […]

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Sify.com cartoon on Yakub Memon hanging by Satish Acharya
Democracy
Politics & Political Commentary

Who profits from hanging Yakub Memon?

Yakub Memon is the brother of Tiger Memon and provided him and Dawood Ibrahim financial assistance in the planning of the Mumbai train blasts of 1993. After the blasts, Dawood Ibrahim and the Memon family escaped to Pakistan, where they lived under the protection of the ISI. To make a long story short, anecdotal accounts […]

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