Sympathising with Yakub a disservice to nation: Venkaiah Naidu

 Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday expressed disappointment over few people trying to politicise issues of death sentence and terrorism and said it would be "a dis-service to nation" by sympathising with Yakub Memon, who was recently hanged in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Those mourning death of Yakub Memon are anti-national: Sakshi Maharaj

 BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Saturday dubbed as "anti-national" those mourning the death of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon and said that people who have no faith in the Constitution should go to Pakistan.

This is how Urdu media reported Yakub Memon's hanging
This is how Urdu media reported Yakub Memon's hanging

A war of words has erupted over the execution of 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon and the issue of terrorism, with a section of people speaking against the death sentence and the government hitting back.

SP leader seeks RS seat for Yakub Memon's wife, sacked
SP leader seeks RS seat for Yakub Memon's wife, sacked

The Samajwadi Party on Saturday suspended leader Mohammed Farooq Ghosi, a day after he wrote a letter to party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav demanding a Rajya Sabha seat for Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's wife.

Vote bank politics on Yakub Memon's death?

Were the political parties only interested in vote bank politics on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts' convict Yakub Memon's death? Watch the full debate on Taal thok ke.

Vote bank politics on Yakub Memon's death? Part-2

Were the political parties only interested in vote bank politics on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts' convict Yakub Memon's death? Watch the full debate on Taal thok ke.

Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy
Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

A day after Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday created a controversy by dubbing those present at the funeral of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict as “potential terrorists”.

Yakub Memon hanging: J&K MLA reveals he met Tiger Memon in PoK
Yakub Memon hanging: J&K MLA reveals he met Tiger Memon in PoK

On the day Yakub Memon was hanged in a Nagpur jail, a Congress MLA in Kashmir on Thursday created a stir when he claimed meeting the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts mastermind Tiger Memon.

Yakub Memon's hanging 'legal murder'; will have consequences for India: Chhota Shakeel
Yakub Memon's hanging 'legal murder'; will have consequences for India: Chhota Shakeel

Underworld don Chhota Shakeel has issued a warning to India hours after 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged to death at the Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday warning.

Those who sought leniency for Yakub are nation's enemies: Shiv Sena

Lashing out at those who sought leniency for Yakub Memon, the Shiv Sena today demanded they should be "tried for being enemies of the country" and also asked the government to ensure that the 1993 serial blasts convict does not become a martyr in the eyes of people.

Stalling Memon hanging would've been against spirit of law: Attorney General

Dismissing the argument that 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution should have been stalled by 14 days after the rejection of his mercy plea, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said had that happened, it would have been against the "spirit of the law".

Ban Ki-moon reiterates stand against death penalty after Yakub hanging

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon while emphasising that he stands against the death penalty, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

Yakub had exhausted all legal, constitutional options: Maharashtra CM

The death warrant of 1993 serial blasts convict Yakub Memon was executed after completing necessary judicial procedures and he had exhausted all available legal and constitutional remedies, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis told the Assembly on Thursday.

Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Central Jail; buried in Mumbai
Yakub Memon hanged in Nagpur Central Jail; buried in Mumbai

Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, the lone death row convict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail early Thursday, after a prolonged legal battle that continued till barely a couple of hours before his execution.

Maharashtra govt averted rumour mongering about Yakub's execution

Maharashtra government actively kept tabs on the Internet and social media to ensure that hate messages on platforms like Twitter and Whatsapp did not stir up passions, besides maintaining a close vigil on the law and order situation in connection with Yakub Memon's execution.

Security of SC judges who dismissed Yakub Memon's plea beefed up

Security of three Supreme Court judges, who dismissed the petition to stay Yakub Memon's death warrant leading to his execution this morning, has been beefed up as a precautionary measure.

Why this unseemly hurry in Yakub execution: Prashant Bhushan

Senior Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday questioned the "unseemly hurry" behind the execution of Yakub Memon saying no time was given to the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict to challenge the rejection of his mercy petition.

Yakub got chance to express his views in all forums: Rajnath
Yakub got chance to express his views in all forums: Rajnath

Yakub Memon, the Mumbai blasts convict who was hanged on Thursday, got every opportunity to express his point of view in different forums, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said and asked people to be united on issues like terrorism.