Out­ra­geous De­ci­sion

India Today - - MAIL -

The de­ci­sion of Tamil Nadu Chief Min­is­ter J. Jay­alalithaa to grant re­mis­sion to those ac­cused of as­sas­si­nat­ing for­mer prime min­is­ter Ra­jiv Gandhi im­me­di­ately af­ter the Supreme Court com­muted their death sen­tence to life im­pris­on­ment is ab­so­lutely shock­ing (“Get­ting Away with Mur­der”, March 3). It will be a na­tional shame if for­eign na­tion­als walk free from a coun­try af­ter killing its leader. NDAand UPA, who were both in power from time to time at the Cen­tre, are squarely to be blamed for the in­or­di­nate de­lay in the clemency pe­ti­tion which has been cited as a ma­jor ground for com­mut­ing their death sen­tence. If the ac­cused are set free, it will not only send a wrong sig­nal but will also be a huge in­jus­tice to the 17 in­no­cent people who were killed along with the for­mer prime min­is­ter in the bomb­ing. K. PATHAK, Nagchala Mandi, HP

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