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Yakub Memon Hanging: Judiciary praised; some call for ending capital punishment

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 July 2015, 13:32 IST

After 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged on 30 July in Nagpur central jail, many political leaders took to Twitter to express their views on the much debated execution.

Most praised the judiciary for making sure that Yakub was given a fair hearing even hours before his hanging was due. However, some also called for a relook at capital punishment.

First published: 30 July 2015, 13:32 IST
 
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