Dangerous Designs!

The death threat to one of the three judges who refused to stay the hanging of the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yukub Menon has shocked the nation. This threat is not just against an individual (who set a perfect example of fairness hearing a mid night review petition along with two other judges) but against the Constitution that the judiciary upholds in the first place. The threat comes amidst growing clamour for abolition of death penalty in wake of Yakub hanging. A section of the intelligentsia earlier favoured life imprisonment over death penalty for Yakub. A life threat to a serving judge of the highest court shows the brazenness with which terror groups are out there to avenge the Yakub hanging. The state must respond firmly to ensure safety of judges involved. Hope Yakub mercy supporters get the message.

@rakeshkhar
@rakeshkhar

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