IS DEATH PENALTY IS REVENGE? DECIDE INDIA!
IS YAKUB MEMON DEATH PENALTY IS POLITICIZED?
“An Eye for an Eye makes the whole world blind”
Death penalty in Unjust and Inhuman
Life of Yakub Memon
Date of Birth : July 30,1962
EDUCATION : M.COM from Burhani College, Mumbai enrolled in institute of chartered accountant of India 1985
BUSINESS : Completed Chartered Accountant and started Memon and Mehta Associates after he started his own accountancy firm ‘AR 2 Sons’ in his father name. Formed Export Company ‘Tejarth International’ to export meat products to the Persian Gulf region and Middle East
Awards : “Best Chartered Accountant of the Year” From the Memon Community of Mumbai
Hanged to Death : 30/07/2015 before 7.00 am on his 54th birthday.
Important Dates in his Life
March 10, 1993: Memon family leaves for Dubai two days before the blasts for the next 18 month, then his family travelled from UAE to Pakistan
July 28, 1994 : YAkub memon Surrender himself to Indian Government, B.Raman, 1961, batch IPS officer to assist with their investigation on the case Yakub Memon
Yakub Memon :
Insisted his family should come out of their hiding in Pakistan and return to their homeland to start a fresh and cooperate with Indian authorities After that they found themselves slapped with charger of their alleged involvement in terrorist activities and all including daughter-in-law and parents were thrown behind the bars.
Completed two Post Graduates degree programs while in prison. As a part of the IGNOU, Yakub Memon received a PG degree in English literature in 2012 and passed the Exam for another PG program in 2014.
Capital Punishment given to Yakub Memon has been criticized by a few eminent personalities:
B.RAMAN (Research and Analysis Wing): “Yakub Memon does not deserve to be hanged”
H.S. Bedi, former Supreme Court Judge: “How to rectify injustice to yakub? SC should take Suo motu notice of Raman piece”
Markandey Katju, former Supreme Court Judge: “Gross travesty of justice in Memon Case”
Ram Jethmalanni: “Fresh Mercy petition from MPs, ex-judges and activities”
Either Believe in Death Penalty or Do not Believe it
If hanging Dhananjoy Chatterjee hanged for raping and killing a 14 year girl is correct then there are thousands of Dhananjoy Chatterjee in India and hang them all.
Reason for mercy for Yakub Memon may be many, but reason for hanging him is only one, he is brother of TIGER MEMON.
The world is moving away from using the death penalty. The European Union has made “Abolition of death Penalty” a prerequisite for membership. The 65th United Nations General Assembly Voted in December 2010, for the third time, in favor of abolishing the death penalty and called for a global moratorium on executions. Amnesty International reports that 140 Countries – more than two-thirds of the world do not use the death penalty any more. India needs to recognize the global trends and act in step with it.
“AFTER ALL, WHY AM I MADE TO SUFFER ONLY FOR THE SOLE REASON THAT THE PRIME ACCUSED IS IN RELATION TO ME” – YAKUB SAID IN THE 1999 LETTER
By the Lawyer,
R. Vinayaga Vishnu, Chennai.