What may happen today at Supreme Court on Yakub Memon’s petition

Yakub Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, is scheduled to hang on July 30.

Written by Utkarsh Anand | New Delhi | Updated: July 29, 2015 5:54 pm
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1. The bench will first take up the issue of procedural compliance in deciding Yakub’s curative petition.

2. If the court finds the curative petition was not properly decided, it may examine the rules for hearing such petitions, even consider referring it to a Constitution Bench since the previous order on this subject was by a five-judge bench.

3. If the court opts to interpret rules for hearing curative petitions, it will have to stay the execution of Yakub’s sentence till an authoritative order is passed and his curative plea is heard again in terms of the new order.

4. If it holds there was nothing wrong in not involving the two judges who had heard Yakub’s review petition, it will nix preliminary objections and start examining the validity of the death warrant.

5. If the court finds the death warrant was wrongly issued, it may ask the Maharashtra government to file a formal reply to Yakub’s petition and stay the execution scheduled for Thursday.

6. If it notes that the death warrant did not breach any guideline laid down by the top court, Yakub will hang on Thursday.

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    Aparna Tulpule
    Jul 29, 2015 at 11:53 am
    Does the current uncertainty over the execution amount to cruel and unusual punishment and would that be grounds for commuting the death sentence?
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      agajan
      Jul 29, 2015 at 12:23 pm
      yakub you will be freed and live a free life if you are innocent lord krishna lord vishnu lord rama all are with you yamraj wll not come near you by command of lord vishnu will come and save you
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        moony
        Jul 29, 2015 at 12:21 pm
        Sunny you need to start accepting contrarian viewpoints. That too without the use of profanity. :)
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          iftiindian
          Jul 29, 2015 at 1:59 pm
          Indian justice system are already in the habit of miscarriage of justice. When you examine all the cases and convictions you will find two type of people are get punished, 1)poor and have no muscle power 2)one belong to minority especially Muslim for example ,1000 muslims were killed during 1993 Mumbai riots after the Babri masjid demolition but only 3 convicted and that too for one year about rest of the cases court said found true but not traced. Remember 3 conviction for 1000 murder whereas, for 257 murder one hundred conviction many out of them on death row (See the justice). Take another example of Gujarat riots in 2002 where more than 3000 people were butchered,foetuses from mothers womb extricated and one hundred people were burnt alive by Maya kodnani she was rewarded cabinet ministership for the butchery's of three thousand people only 33 people were convicted and here court did not find any case of m killing including Gulbarga society and Nroda patiya rarest of rare and thus did not award death sentence. Through this kind of justice we are going to achieve peace and tranquillity in this society on the contrary it will produce more and more yaqub because witness are the history that there are no dearth of people who embrace the gallows to fight against injustice.
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            George Cruz
            Jul 29, 2015 at 4:07 pm
            One important question to the SC which convicted Yakub after a thorough investigation process. Where is the justice for the innocent people who got killed because of Yakub's terror act??????
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