New Delhi, July 27: Twenty-two years after Mumbai was rocked by a series of loud explosions, one of the key conspirators, Yakub Memon was sent to gallows on Thursday, July 30 at 6.30 am in Nagpur Central jail.
After his hanging, many politicians gave their reactions to media and some tweeted their views.
Digvijay Singh, the Congress General Secretary, came in the eye of storm with his tweet, in which he compared Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's funeral with Yakub Memon's execution.
He tweeted, "What a coincidence ! Funerals of Two Indian MuslIms on the same day. Dr Kalam who has made every Indian proud of his achievements for India". [After Yakub's hanging, Digvijay Singh says show same 'urgency' in other terror cases]
What a coincidence ! Funerals of Two Indian MuslIms on the same day. Dr Kalam who has made every Indian proud of his achievements for India— digvijaya singh (@digvijaya_28) July 30, 2015
Congress party's another senior leader Shashi Tharoor embroiled into controversy by tweeting, "Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too."
He further tweeted, "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 Govt. We must fight against terrorism w/all the means at our command. But cold-blooded execution has never prevented a terror attack anywhere."
"I'm not commenting on the merits of a specific case: that's for the Supreme Court to decide. Problem is death penalty in principle&practice." [Saddened by Yakub Memon's execution: Shashi Tharoor]
Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too.— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 30, 2015
Another senior Congress leader Manishankar Aiyar condemned Yakub's hanging and said,"Which terrorist will get deterred by death penalties? We as a democratic and civilized nation must abolish this punishment?
Meanwhile, Twitteratti vented its ire on three leaders. Here are some tweets:
cong ke Sh. Digvijay singh ji aap logon ko gumrah karne ke alawa positive rajniti kyon nahi karte— sanjeev grover (@groversanjeev1) July 30, 2015
Sir @JhaSanjay ISIS is saying that they won't attack India if we handover Sanjay Jha & Digvijay Singh to them. What should Modi Sarkar do? 😷— Sunil (@akshaykanitkar) July 30, 2015
Only Digvijay Singh can compare Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam with Yakub Memon... Bhai koi iss Dijji Raja ko Bharat Ratna do........— Sitavra Halder (@HalderSitavra) July 30, 2015
Congress leaders Digvijay Singh, Shashi Tharoor, Mani Shankar Aiyar express displeasure over the execution of #YakubMemon— All India Radio News (@airnewsalerts) July 30, 2015
Why do Digvijay Singh and Shashi Tharoor have to embarrass the party? Can't they control their tongue?— Just Rosie (@yumjaoleima) July 30, 2015
Looks like Shashi Tharoor became a Politician under Parental Pressure.— Aladdin (@Alllahdin) July 30, 2015
The heart of congress party will always bleed for terrorists. First mani shankar Aiyar signs d mercy petition of... http://t.co/YDAmak6n0G— राष्ट्रभक्त Bhushan (@bhs7rocks) July 30, 2015