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Human rights activists hold vigil

August 14, 2004 04:59 IST
Last Updated: August 14, 2004 05:38 IST

Manab Adhikar Suraksha Manch activists and a group of students from the Bishop's College held a vigil near the Alipore jail on Saturday morning, about an hour before to the execution of rapist-murderer Dhananjoy Chatterjee.

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Though the road leading to the jail was cordoned off, MASUM members holding candles and placards stood by the barricades and sang 'We shall overcome'.

'Death sentence is against the will of god. Tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye, there will be no eye and no tooth left
in the world,' read a Bishop's College placard.

MASUM spokesman Kirti Roy said: "This is not the way to deal with crime. The killers of Indira Gandhi were hanged, but it failed to stop Rajiv Gandhi from being assassinated.

"It is not as if Dhananjoy wants to die, but the court, the government and the police are putting him to death. Will hanging him stop rapes? Every day rapes are taking place, even three-year-olds are being raped. Will the hanging stop this?"

Asked what could be the solution, Roy said, "We don't know. But we are against people being put to death."

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Number of User Comments: 31

Sub: Hand the ones who are shouting

Take a look at the scriptures or the writings of the WISE not filthy inane people with their brains in their vocal chords. What happens ...

Posted by Observer

Sub: for MASUM ,n similar ones ..exclusively !

As per this article,"Asked what could be the solution,MASUM spokesman Kirti Roy said, "We don't know. But we are against people being put to death." ...

Posted by Chandan

Sub: Capital Punishment is just.

Right activists are just holding a show for no reason. If capital punishment is banned then people will become more fearless. Also I am totally ...

Posted by Sreekanth Iyer

Sub: Dhananjay Hanging (Kudos to Indian Government !!!)

These people who are helding placcards and vigil do not understand will of gurard. Idiots in the garb of so called modern scholars. Actually as ...

Posted by Patriot

Sub: Right activist hold Vigil. Dhananjoy hanged

It is not correct for the activisit to say that the death penality should be scrapped. On the contrary our judiciary MUST pronounce more death ...

Posted by Peter Roderick



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