Saddened by Yakub Memon's execution: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said he was "saddened" by 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution on Thursday.

Shashi Tharoor
Shashi Tharoor. Pic/Shadab Khan

"Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too," Tharoor tweeted.

"There is no evidence that death penalty serves as a deterrent, to the contrary in fact. All it does is exact retribution, unworthy of a Government," the Thiruvananthapuram MP added.

He said: "... cold-blooded execution has never prevented a terror attack anywhere."

Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur prison early Thursday.

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  • melville lobo30-Jul-2015

    Can You prove that its not acted as a deterrent Mr. Tharoor maybe out of 10 such twisted minds 5 have been deterred with the death penalty. If you say we gotta look at the humanitarian angle then maybe you would say don't hang the rapist in the nirbaya case. Come on not after those guys acting like demons that they should be treated humanely.

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