Yakub Memon, the terrorist who was “a driving spirit” in the 1993 Bombay blast got convicted and hanged today at 5 am. Interestingly, he had plead for mercy and his last-minute mercy petition was rejected today by President Pranab Mukherjee. He got hanged today, and #YakubHanged is trending on Twitter right now.
However, a lot of nationalists who otherwise claim to be the intellectuals and torch bearers of the nation, failed to realize the sensitivity of the case and wanted Yakub to not be hanged. The trolls on Twitter commonly refer them to as ‘Adarsh Liberals‘, and we must say, rightfully so. Here are a few of them, who had completely lost it, while trying to be a liberal. Have a look at what they had to say. Needless to say, all of them were mercilessly trolled on Twitter for their insensitive comments on the Yakub case.
1. That was Salman Khan, who later retracted from the tweets after his dad told him to.
I had tweeted that Tiger Memon should hang for his crimes and I stand by it. What i also said is that Yakub Memon should not hang for him.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 26, 2015
2. We literally have no words here.
Crowd cheering bharat mata ki jai outside nagpur jail, clicking selfies, celebrating. I am in love with the moral compass of my nation. — Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) July 29, 2015
3. We fail to see how are the two incidents even remotely related to each other and quite fascinated at how some people don’t hesitate to make use something as sensitive as a death of a person, irrespective of who he is.
P.S. People are very conveniently misquoting Dr Kalam’s words. He wasn’t completely against capital punishment. Have a look-
Before Adarsh Liberals spin more, this is what Kalam had said on capital punishments. No blanket ban on all pic.twitter.com/W14Z3egxRw
— Rahul Roushan (@rahulroushan) July 27, 2015
4. We would have understood if she was calling people to support a rape victim, or in this case, at least the victims of the 1993 blasts.
Pl join vigil at Jantar mantar 8 pm appealing for mercy for Yakub Memon. Spread the word please. — Kavita Krishnan (@kavita_krishnan) July 29, 2015
5. No. Just no.
Saddened by news that our government has hanged a human being. State-sponsored killing diminishes us all by reducing us to murderers too.
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 30, 2015
6. We totally get the context of what Mr. Sardesai is referring, don’t we?
Non violence is the weapon of the strong.. There are many causes I would die for, none I would kill for… Mahatma Gandhi.. — Rajdeep Sardesai (@sardesairajdeep) July 30, 2015
7. Such outrage and wrath followed by the hanging. Makes sense?
Over a thousand Indians died in Gujarat riots. WHO was the mastermind? And when will India see justice of a planned massacre of its own?
— Sanjay Jha (@JhaSanjay) July 30, 2015
8. Followed by this, she chose to call the trolls as ‘Twitter vampires’.
9. What about the bomb blasts and killing of innocents?
10. Look at how ‘now’ has been focused here.
Hope justice will now be given to all victims: of 1984 riots,1992-93 riots, of Gujarat riots.They too lost loved ones. They too need closure
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) July 30, 2015
11. Do we have another way? Look at the entire series of the tweets here.
15. Good time? Are we forgetting who was ruling party at center then?
Good time to ask : what has the Govt. done for families of victims of 1993 blasts? Anything? Nothing? — Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) July 29, 2015
16. The great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi says,
How will killing Yakub Memon bring joy to the families of victims of ’93 Bombay Bomb Blast will they grieve less for their loved ones?
— Tushar A. Gandhi (@TusharG) July 29, 2015
17. Sad to know about such insensitivity.
Sad to hear that our State will kill a man tomorrow, without due process being followed to the T. Yakub Memon, dead man walking. — Karuna Nundy (@karunanundy) July 29, 2015
18. Let’s talk about how pathetic the massive killing was?
Pathetic that you let a man hang just to propagate your victimhood narrative. — SonaliRanade (@sonaliranade) July 29, 2015
Killing can never be justified, in any form, for any reason by anyone.
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) July 30, 2015
Dear Shruti, need we say more?
We believe the justice has now been done? Do you think Yakub Memon shouldn’t have been hanged too? Let us know in the comments section below.