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Indians divided over Yakub Memon's hanging — mixed reaction on Twitter

Memon was convicted as the “driving spirit” behind the serial blasts in India’s financial capital Mumbai, then known as Bombay. He spent two decades in jail before going to the gallows on his 53rd birthday in a jail Nagpur.

The execution drew wide public support but has stirred controversy about whether the punishment adequately reflected the help Memon gave authorities in solving the crime.

Critics question whether Memon’s death serves India’s larger interests, saying it sends the wrong message to potential collaborators with justice agencies.

A mixed reaction was witnessed on hanging of Yakub on social media, with some opposing the execution while others praising the Indian government for its move against the Mumbai blasts’ plotter.



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