Friday, May 07, 2010

QOTD: The Kasab Verdict Edition

Two quotes taken from news stories on the death sentence.

  1. When you’re part of a mob ... , you lose your frontal lobe.
    -- Vivek Benegal, a NIMHANS psychologist and one of the experts commenting on the post-verdict frenzy.

  2. He told one of the doctors he was shattered that Pakistan had not come to his aid and that the Lashkar-e-Toiba had not done anything to free him as he had expected ... He has been reading a book on the betrayal of Tipu Sultan by his own people.
    -- An unnamed jail official

And, finally, a quote from T.K. Arun's ToI column:

The fight against terror is not just against bearded men hiding in caves. It is also a battle between different levels of civilisation, whose quintessential difference comes out in how each values human life, not just that of the innocent and the incidental, but even of a convicted criminal like Ajmal Kasab. To put him away for good, sparing his life, would, in fact, be a most forceful strike by India, with all its imperfections as a democracy, against the common enemy of humanity today.


  1. Ankur Kulkarni said...

    Don't know if you have read this on your buzz. I wrote this 5 days ago about Kasab's hanging and Indian society.