Tamil Nadu state has decided to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

The government in India’s Tamil Nadu state has decided to free
seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
The six
men and a woman were members of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebel group.
The move came a day after the Supreme Court commuted the
death sentences of three of the convicts, citing delays in deciding their mercy
pleas.
There is need to meditate on it that what
would be its consequent ? A criminal is penalized in order to create fear in
the mind of other criminals that if they perpetrate crime likewise will be
executed. On this serious issue there should be no politics . It is most
unfortunate that congress couldn’t provide appropriate condition so that
assassins of our prime minister Mr. Rajeev Gandhi could be adequately punished
which might be exemplary. 
Gandhi’s murder in May 1991 was seen as retaliation for
the sending of Indian peacekeepers to Sri Lanka in 1987.
Whether it was so wrong step that rebellions may hatch
conspiracy to eliminate him and all assassins may be set scot free in order to
gain political mileage . What signal will go to society that those involved in
the killing former prime minister of India were set scot free . Politics in all
matters can never be justified and society can never be benefitted from
it.   
 
The decision to free the prisoners was taken on Wednesday
morning at a cabinet meeting chaired by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J
Jayalalitha.
Whether the decision is good or bad
will be decided latter after its consequent. Whether judiciary is free from
political interference answer is no here independence of judiciary is used as a
shield to save wrongdoers in judiciary as personal experience of your friend .
Whether court is going to free all offenders if not how a government can
interfere with proceedings of court.
 
Ms
Jayalalitha told the state assembly later that the government would send the
cabinet decision to the federal government for approval.
“If there is no reply within three days from the
centre, the state government will release all the seven… in accordance with
the powers vested with the state government,” she said.
What is independence of judiciary ? Once district  judge told me that no one can interfere with
the proceedings of courts because of independence of judiciary what ever wrong
is done can be only challenged through to appropriate court but here all is
going to be free because of state government.  
Among the prisoners to be released are the three men
whose death sentences were commuted on Tuesday by the Supreme Court – Murugan,
Santhan and Perarivalan. They have been in jail for more than 20 years and on
death row since 1998.
Whether it justified to
set all the accused scot free and run in the society to tell its story of
bravery. Undoubtedly sympathy is good but such criminals may be sent to
reformatory centre instead of disturbing the betterment of society. Tales of
such criminals will never move society to betterment.

1 comment on Tamil Nadu state has decided to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi.

  1. The government in India's Tamil Nadu state has decided to free seven people convicted of plotting the assassination of former PM Rajiv Gandhi.
    The six men and a woman were members of the Sri Lankan Tamil Tiger rebel group.
    The move came a day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentences of three of the convicts, citing delays in deciding their mercy pleas.Whether it justified to set all the accused scot free and run in the society to tell its story of bravery. Undoubtedly sympathy is good but such criminals may be sent to reformatory centre instead of disturbing the betterment of society. Tales of such criminals will never move society to betterment.

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