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Three Hangings In Last Decade In India, All Muslims

Three Hangings In Last Decade In India, All Muslims

By MARIA SYED In last 11 years, India executed three convicts who were handed down capital punishment by the country’s highest court – and call it coincidence or a strategy, all of them were Muslims. On 14 August 2004, Dhananjoy Chatterjee, convicted for the rape and murder of a teenage girl was hanged at Alipore

A Year After ‘Judicial Murder’ of Afzal Guru

The scar left on the collective conscience of Kashmir by the hanging of Afzal Guru will never be erased, says Mohammad Zubair-u- din An eerie calm descended on Kashmir in the wee hours of 9 Feb. last year when the news of the secretive execution of Afzal Guru in India’s Tihar jail started making rounds

Far From Closing, Mollah’s Execution Opens New Bloody Chapter

The death sentence, supposed to close the chapter and heal 42-year-old wounds, has led to a sharp polarisation in the country with opposition claiming that the execution was politically motivated, says Adil Riyaz Bangladesh burns as rampaging activists of Jamat-i-Islami party clash with pro-government activists and police across the length and breadth of the country.