Court to decide if Kasab deserves life or death

Posted By: Samyuktha
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Mumbai, May 6: The world is awaiting the Special Court's final verdict in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case as the quantum of sentence against Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving terrorist of the attack that killed over 166, wounded over 300 and destroyed the country's sense of security, will be out on Thursday, May 6 afternoon.

On Monday, May 3 the court held the Pakistani national guilty on all 86 charges slapped against him which includes murder and waging war against India.

In the next session on Tuesday, May 4, the court heart the arguments on the quantum of sentence. While the prosecution has pressed for a death sentence, the defense tried to convince to court to award the terrorist a life sentence.

Public prosecutor, Ujjwal Nikam used several metaphors and references to tell the court the brutality of his act.

"Kasab is a killing machine... and the orders for this machine came from Pakistan," he told the copurt.

The defense lawyer, KP Pawar, on the other hand, appealed for leniency citing that the terrorist was still a youngster just 22 years old.

While majority of the victims family and the survivors are hoping to see Kasab hanged and that too in public, many have raised the question if a death sentence would really be a punishment for a suicide attacker or a fidayideen and if the sending Kasab to the gallows would really stop further terror attacks.

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