The book also details the invaluable documentary, audio and video evidence, secretly and meticulously collected by Memon against Pakistan and the ISI vis a vis their role in the 1993 blasts.
Rajnath Singh admitted there were “inadequacies in the system” and that judicial delays had resulted in undertrials languishing in prison longer than the maximum sentence allowed for the crimes they had been charged with.
We issued a showcause notice as the idea was that the channels maintain broadcasts within the parameters where India is not affected, Rathore said.
The I&B Ministry does not, in fact, have the mandate to regulate content on TV channels. The broadcast industry has always insisted on self-regulation.
“Salman is a man without brains, while his father is a respectable man. He does not read newspapers and does not know the law and thus went on tweeting in his (Yakub’s) favour,” said Thackeray.
Sources said the I&B ministry obtained video clips of the Chhota Shakeel phone-in and Yakub’s lawyer’s statement from the Electronic Media and Monitoring Centre to get the quotes which have been cited in the notice.
Justice Dipak Misra headed the three-judge SC bench that upheld the death penalty against Yakub Memon.
The Congress alleges that the speaker is under pressure from the government and the prime minister wants to replicate the Gujarat model in Parliament.
One was the people’s president, the architect of our nuclear programme, and the other was a ‘blood-thirsty terrorist’ who financed his brother’s sinister plans to bomb Mumbai.
Doval said: “India has a mentality to punch below its weight. We should not punch below our weight or above our weight, but improve our weight and punch proportionately.”
Disapproving of former Union minister Shashi Tharoor’s remarks in the aftermath of Memon’s hanging, Doval said something that is in the “larger interest of the nation” must prevail.
According to sources, the authorities have taken strong note of the fact that Surendranath got involved in Yakub’s case without permission.
‘Yakub didn’t appear shaky at all, he was not trembling. He seemed to be quite composed and ready to spend the last few minutes of his life in a dignified manner,’ sources said.
On July 28, Justice Joseph had passed a dissenting order after failing to agree with his fellow judge on a “common order” while hearing Memon’s plea seeking a stay on his execution.
Naidu said that ‘there should not be any scope for any sort of leniency, as far as dealing with terrorists is concerned.’