26/11 Brit victim doesn't favour death for Kasab

Posted By: Samyuktha
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London, May 8: Even though the memories of the 26/11 Mumbai carnage are still fresh, the capital punishment handed over to the lone surviving terrorist Ajmal Kasab is not necessarily right, a British victim has said.

Sajjad Karim, who is a Member of European Parliament (MEP), had a close shave with death in Nov 2008 when the Taj Hotel was attacked.

"I believe he (Kasab) had a fair and transparent trial and I support the guilty verdict. But I am not a supporter of capital punishment," said 39-year-old Karim, adding that he favoured life setence for the terrorist.

Speaking to media personnel in Manchester, the 26/11 survivor said, "The question that keeps going round my mind is why? Why did such young men become so devoid of humanity that they did this".

On May 6, the Special Court in Mumbai awarded death sentence to Kasab citing that he has no chance of reform.

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