New Delhi: All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday said they would want to see Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi being hanged to death for their role in the 2002 Godhra riots, as they too were as deserving of this punishment as 1993 Mumbai terror attacks convict Yakub Memon, whoÂ was sent to the gallows this morning.
"Sikhs were slaughtered in Delhi, eight inquiry commissions were set up, how many people were given death sentence," Owaisi said.
He further said that the people who destroyed the Babri Masjid are roaming around free, and questioned if they should not be getting the death sentence too.
"Death sentence is a far cry, they will be acquitted. If the scale of justice remains the same, then we will keep raising our voice," said the AIMIM chief.
Yakub Memon was hanged at the Nagpur Central jail today morning after his second mercy plea before President Pranab Mukherjee was rejected late last night.
In an unprecedented move, a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court presided over a fresh hearing of the case throughout the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday before dismissing the final appeal for mercy by Yakub, the only person to be sentenced to death for the series of bombings in Mumbai.
Memon was convicted for being the "driving spirit" behind the blasts that killed at least 257 people at separate landmarks in the financial capital, including the Bombay Stock Exchange and two crowded markets.