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Do you see Ajmal's trial as a victory for India's democracy and criminal justice system? Or do you think it was all a waste of time and money?

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 - 2:21am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna
Seventeen months after Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab and nine others from Pakistan unleashed death and devastation upon Mumbai, a special sessions court today found the 22-year-old guilty of the carnage that left 166 people dead.

Seventeen months after Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab and nine others from Pakistan unleashed death and devastation upon Mumbai, a special sessions court today found the 22-year-old guilty of the carnage that left 166 people dead.

Home minister P Chidambaram said the conviction of the Pakistani terrorist and the acquittal of two suspected local accomplices in the 26/11 Mumbai attack amply proves that India is governed by the rule of law. The case, he said, sends a clear message to Pakistan that it should not export terror.

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the "fair trial" that Ajmal got showed that India was a true democracy. Ajmal faced trial on 312 criminal counts and ‘no process of legitimate law was circumvented’, Singhvi, a leading advocate himself, said.

What is your view? Do you agree with Chidambaram and the Congress that Ajmal's trial and conviction were a victory for India's judiciary and democracy?




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