'Terrorists are animals, have no human rights'

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New Delhi, Jan 28: Justice Arijit Pasayat, the third major senior judge of the Supreme Court of India said that the terrorists treat innocent people as 'animals' and kill them, so they should not be allowed the benefit of human rights.

He was speaking on a seminar on 'terrorism' in New Delhi. He rubbished the case of human rights violations of terrorists and said "terrorists who kill innocent people are animals. Those who violate the rights of society and have no respect for human rights cannot be a human," he added.

Pasayat was of the opinion that those who kill innocent people with automatic weapons are not human beings. He mocked the human rights activists and said that animal rights should be invoked in the case of terrorists. He also urged to effectively implement the new terror law and to train the investigators and prosecutors in this regard.

Goolam E Vahanvati, the Solicitor General of India also justified Pasayat's views. He said that as a judge it would have been difficult for him to defend the lone surviving terrorist Azam Amir Kasav aka Muhammed Ajmal Amir Iman. "If I would have been asked to defend Kasav, probably I would have refused," Vahanvati, who hails from Mumbai, said. He added that he could not defend a person against his conviction.

K G Balakrishnan, the Chief Justice of India had earlier in Dec said that Kasav, should get a lawyer to defend himself so that 'there is a fair trial.'

OneIndia News (With inputs from Agencies)

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