What a mess!
By: rao | Tuesday , 30 Aug '11 13:08:46 PM Reply | Forward
Whether or not there should be capital punishment or not, is a matter of contention. But, under the present scenario, where the law allows death penalty in rarest of rare cases, and all the legal processes established that the convicts committed a crime that warranted death punishment, it is beyond comprehension that the lawyers argue that since the mercy pertion was pending for a long time (giving false hope to the convicts), they should be forgiven. Just because the investigation has taken longer time or the mercy petition was unduly delayed, does it mean that the gravity of the crime committed is reduced. It is similar to saying that if a henious crime could come to light after say 10 years of the crime and the culprit caught, he should escape punishment saying that he has been under false hope that his crime would not be detected!. Utter rubbish. Granting clemency is a prerogative of President. The criminals should be happy that they were allowed to live longer.
By: Manu | Tuesday , 30 Aug '11 12:56:35 PM Reply | Forward
It will be very sad if the death sentence is commuted, especially because of political manifestations. Justice has to be done at some time.
Oh it seems like the average Hindian is very happy with TN