Kasab Hanged to Death in Yerawada Jail

News agencies are reporting that Ajmal Kasab was hanged to death in Pune’s Yerawada Jail at 7.30am this morning.

Today’s edition of the Indian Express carries a story on its front page that the President of India had rejected Kasab’s mercy petition though the report does not indicate when the decision was taken.

My op-ed in The Hindu (in September 2012) had argued that the outcome of the Kasab and Maya Kodnani cases indicated the arbitrariness that informs the administration of death penalty in India. 

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