Originally posted by return_to_hades
Originally posted by karandel_2008
Hanging kasab is of course a good thing. Moreover, this is being done according to the law as it is rarest of the rare case. God may be loving and forgiving, but we are just humans and not God that we will forgive him.
Whoever is saying it is bad, please prove that it is bad and good luck because proving anything right or wrong is almost impossible. All we can do is to go along with the current beliefs, status quo and the current law. We are already doing that and its not that kasab is being fed to the vultures or something.
I would have lost my faith in law had Kasab been acquitted or did not get punished in full extent of the law.
I want to clarify my stance that questioning Kasab's hanging is not because I feel that it is wrong, bad or should not be done.
I personally feel that hanging Kasab is just too good for a person who has no value or regard for life. I saw Timothy McVeigh confessions and was chilled by his casual attitude and that he did not care for what was going on. It made me sad, because I felt he never really got punished for his deeds. That there was a trial and execution in full accordance to law but people never really got justice. That is just me and most people victims families and the common people will feel that justice has been served when Kasab and such heinous terrorists are executed.
Narcotics squads often use ordinary dealers to slowly get to the big rings and bust them. Prostitutes are often pardoned and used to get to larger human trafficking rings. I feel that we can use the terrorists we have caught to get deeper and really strike their world of atrocities at the core. Use him, then execute him.
Hypothetically if one Kasab can lead to ten Kasab recruiters and trainers, then executing those ten recruiters and trainers will be much more satisfactory.
Think of Jihad Jane, an ordinary Colorado woman, a mom and good daughter - gets converted to Islam and is recruited by terrorists!!! These recruiters are trainers are more dangerous than all the Kasabs they turn out and I feel that we seriously need a way to find these people.
But I admit - my view may be idealistic. We do not know how much Kasab knows
and if the investment in interrogating him and sustaining him is worth it. The authorities may have done it all too by now.
I already assume that Kasab will not be hanged tomorrow and will be done so after extracting all the information. Moreover, like in the past, it could take some years.
I agree with your points, but there are some trade offs to be considered as well.
About the delay, there is one more point that is the cost of the delay in hanging him. He is costing already lot of money so we have to consider the trade-off. Apart from that there is also a danger that it gives a motivation for terrorists to hijack planes to get him released like in the past. The last point may not be valid because he may not be useful to terrorists apart from just scoring some points over India.
He could have been promised a less strict punishment in return for information, but its possible that all information has been extracted already or will be already done in some time.
Moreover, hanging him also has some symbolic value - About justice taking its due course of action. Prostitutes and other smaller players who are pardoned do not have such symbolic value. In fact public doesn't get to know about them.
Edited by karandel_2008 - 08 May 2010 at 5:03pm