Prashant differs with Anna on Kasab death penalty

Every member of Team Anna did not have to necessarily agree on every point: Bhushan

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: September 13, 2011 3:44:48 am

Differing with Anna Hazare’s prescription of ‘public hanging’ for Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab,one of his colleagues,lawyer Prashant Bhushan,maintains he is against death penalty.

“Anna Hazare has expressed his individual opinion. In fact,he too is against death penalty. But perhaps in this case there is a strong feeling that Kasab be hanged. He has aired his opinion and he is entitled to it. Of course,I do not agree with it. My own view is that there should not be any death penalty at all,” Bhushan told The Indian Express.

Bhushan,who has been arguing forcefully for abolishing death penalty in the country,said every member of Team Anna did not have to necessarily agree on every point. “There would probably be many people in our group who would differ with Anna on this issue. Everyone doesn’t have to hold the same opinion on everything,” he added. Following the Delhi High Court blast last week,Hazare had demanded that terrorists like Kasab be hanged in public.

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