Shashi Tharoor questions Yakub Memon's hanging, calls it 'state-sponsored killing'

Congress MP Sashi Tharoor triggered a controversy, Thursday, by terming the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts case co-conspirator Yakub Memon as “state-sponsored killing”.

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2015, 01:01 AM IST
Shashi Tharoor questions Yakub Memon's hanging, calls it 'state-sponsored killing'

New Delhi: Congress MP Sashi Tharoor triggered a controversy, Thursday, by terming the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts case co-conspirator Yakub Memon as “state-sponsored killing”.

Tharoor tweeted:

Later speaking to a news channel, Tharoor said that death penalty cannot be justified at any cost, adding that it is a deeply flawed punishment.