Incidentally this is the same claim of normalization/vindication for Narendra Modi (who in my book is much more obnoxious for having used the powers of the state to terrorize people). The electoral victories that the people of Gujarat have bestowed on him carry more authority that any number of court verdicts.
Hear is Harithra, daughter of Nalini and Murugan who is making the case for the release of all the gangsters
In yet another emotive appeal to AICC president Sonia Gandhi and her children, Rahul and Priyanka, Harithra, the 22-year-old daughter of Nalini and Murugan, convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination
case, has sought the release of her father. If they helped to get back
her father, they would be hailed as saviours, she said..…The recent letters were written in the wake of the
Supreme Court order commuting the death sentence of the three convicts,
Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan, the subsequent decision of Tamil Nadu
chief minister J Jayalalithaa to release them, and the apex court’s move
to stay their release. Harithra said her parents have been behind the
bars ever since she knew about them. “When I was mature enough to
understand the world around me, I’ve heard people talking about the
heinous assassination of Mr Rajiv Gandhi. Now I truly understand that
the incident is one of the most tragic and devastating moments of Indian
history,” she said. It seems no one cares for the bombing victims who were also Tamils.
“Where is the justice for the bereaved families after
all these years,” asked S. Abbas, who lost his mother Shanthini Begum in
the Sriperumbudur blasts. Of the 15 other victims of the blast, five
were Congress workers while and 10 were policemen, including nine from
the State force…..“We are not advocating death penalty
but we want those convicted by the highest court of carrying out a
heinous act to undergo the punishment meted out by the court. They
cannot be allowed to walk scot free,” said ‘League’ M. Mohan, whose
Congressman father ‘League’ P. Munusamy was one of the victims.
I am anti- death penalty and applaud the Supreme Court decision for rescinding the same but I worry about what broader message that this campaign is sending. In the future the only form of retributive justice that will be available will be mob justice (while the petty politicians will plead ignorance and innocence). regards
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LTTE Gangsters are all dead. Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan death sentenves have ben commuted. They have bem in jail for 23 years.
He was arrested on 11 June 1991 at Periyar Thidal, Chennai by the CBI officers. He is charged with providing a 9-volt battery for the explosive device to assassination conspirator Sivarasan.
Murugan was probably closer to Nalini.
However, they have served 23 years; in 2 years, people sentenced fro liofe imprisonment are eligible for bail. Even the comparisons with Afzal Gur and Modi, are both, heinous, and odious. In any even, they would have ben released between 16 and 18, depending on how the government calculates years in jail.
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