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Ghayabana Namaz-e-Janaza held for Yakub Memon at Chennai

By TCN News,

Chennai: ‘Ghayabana Namaz-e-Janaza’ (funeral prayers in absentia) were held on Friday in the office premises of the All India Forum of Muslim Journalists for the salvation of Yakub Memon, the lone convict in the 1993 Bombay serial blast case, who was hanged on July 30.

An eye for an eye and the blinding of Indian justice

By Jayshree Bajoria

On his 54th birthday, Yakub Memon took the last, loneliest walk of his life – to the hangman’s noose. Memon was executed for his involvement in a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993 that killed 257 people and injured more than 700 others.

His looming execution sparked a debate in India over the merits of his sentence and more broadly India’s decision to retain the death penalty even as nearly two-thirds of countries around the world have abandoned this cruel, inhumane, and degrading form of punishment either in law or in practice.

Malegaon, Mecca Masjid blast accused Swami Aseemananda enjoyed luxury hotel stay in WB when on parole

During the stay of Swami Aseemananda

He stayed at Joyrambati for a week to see his ailing mother

By Staff Reporter

Tripura governor slammed for tweets on Yakub Memon

Agartala : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy's tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, evoked sharp reactions on Friday on the social networking site.

"Intelligence officials should keep a tab on all (except relatives and close friends) who assembled before Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists," Roy tweeted on Thursday hours after Memon was hanged in Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra.

In their gloomy isolation after Memon hanging, Muslims turn to Owaisi

By Saeed Naqvi

In the night of the tyrants,

Who calls my name from afar?

I must climb the scaffolding of the gallows to see beyond the prison parapets.

Have they waylaid the caravan of the new dawn?

"Majrooh Sultanpuri"

I had turned up in Mumbai to cover the aftermath of the 1993 bomb blasts. On my way to meet Rusi Karanjia editor of Blitz and journalist Olga Tellis, at the US Club in Cuff Parade, I tried to engage with my Muslim taxi driver. "How were Muslims reacting to the blasts."

Death penalty: CPI leader Raja moves private member's resolution

New Delhi: As a debate rages over the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, the Rajya Sabha on Friday admitted CPI leader D. Raja's private member's resolution to abolish the death sentence in the country.

A private member's resolution is moved by an individual member and not by the government.

Congress coined term 'Hindu terrorism': Rajnath

New Delhi: The government and the opposition locked horns in the Lok Sabha on Friday, with Home Minister Rajnath Singh accusing the Congress of coining the term "Hindu terrorism" and weakening the fight against terror.

The Congress hit back and alleged that "RSS and BJP attempted to link terror with religion".

Court frames charges against Koda, others

New Delhi: A court here on Friday framed charges against former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and others in a coal block allocation case.

Special Judge Bharat Parashar framed charges against former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, Koda, Jharkhand's then chief secretary A.K. Basu and others.

The charges dealt with criminal conspiracy and cheating.

The court was hearing the case related to Jharkhand's Rajhara North coal block allocation to Vini Iron and Steel Udyog Ltd.

IUML, Congress set to take to Parliament nun’s head cover issue at AIPMT

By TCN Staff Reporter

Kozhikode: The Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) and the Indian National Congress have declared to take to the Parliament the issue of hurting religious sentiments of citizens wherein a Christian nun was denied an opportunity to write All India Pre-Medical Entrance Test (AIPMT) in Kerala on July 25.

The IUML and Congress MPs said they will take the issue to the Parliament to ensure that such incidents are not repeated.

“We are not betraying Memon … we are betraying Gandhiji’s principles”

By Sayyed Atif Rizvi

As usual, after waking up, I took the newspaper, and I was completely shocked after seeing front page news of leading newspaper The Indian Express: HANGMAN WAITS FOR YAKUB MEMON

For a few moments, I was still, when I got my senses back, the only thing running in my mind was that I am a citizen of the biggest democracy of the world and here the countrymen are protesting to support this man’s mercy plea from past few days!!!