Saddened by Yakub Memon's execution: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, July 30:  Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was "saddened" by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday.

"Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too," Tharoor tweeted.

Tharoor saddened by Memon's execution

"There is no evidence that death penalty serves as a deterrent, to the contrary in fact. All it does is exact retribution, unworthy of a Government," the Thiruvananthapuram MP added.

He said: "... cold-blooded execution has never prevented a terror attack anywhere."

Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur prison early on Thursday. His body was later on handed to his family for the last rites.


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