Kasab deserved death: Muslim clerics

Muslim clerics & scholars said the capital punishment to Kasab revived faith in judiciary.

Last Updated: May 06, 2010, 20:54 PM IST

Lucknow: Muslim clerics and scholars have
welcomed the capital punishment awarded to the Mumbai terror
attack convict Ajmal Amir Kasab saying the court verdict has
reiterated the faith of all countrymen in Indian judicial
system.

"There could not have been any lesser punishment than
capital sentence to Kasab who is responsible for the killing
of scores of innocent people and it is the right decision",
Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board and
noted Shia scholar Kalbe Sadiq told PTI.

"A person responsible for killing scores of people should
be hanged many times and we think that the Mumbai court has
done justice in the case", Sadiq said adding it has sent a
strong message that there would be no leniency to the guilty.

Niab Imam of the idgah and member of the Muslim Personal
law Board Khalid Rasheed Firangimahli, while welcoming the
punishment, said it would provide some solace to the families
of those killed in the Mumbai attack.

"The punishment would also be a lesson to all those
indulging in anti-India activities--that terrorists would be
meted out the strictest of treatments by the country and would
act as a deterrent", Firangimahli said .

-PTI