The Shiv Sena has urged the government to hang 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab now that Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has certified it.
An editorial in party mouthpiece Saamna said, Forget taking into consideration the court verdict sentencing him to death and strong public sentiment against him,at least consider the statements made by the Pakistan Minister and hang Kasab.
Malik had earlier this week said Kasab should be hanged. He had also defended the decision to remove Jamaat-ud-Dawa from the terror list arguing that the Indian dossier linking JuD founder Hafiz Saeed to the 26/11 attack gave information but no evidence. Ajmal Kasab is a terrorist. He is a non-state actor who has committed the crime. He should go to gallows, he had said.
The editorial said Indian ministers should have reacted strongly to this dual stand and presented the evidence against Saeed to the Pakistan team immediately. It said instead of this,the Prime Minister chose to call the Pakistan Prime Minister a messenger of peace.