Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Why Is Pakistan Not Providing Legal Aid To Qasab?

By Manuwant Choudhary

The Bombay terror accused Ajmal Amir Qasab is languishing in a Bombay prison since November 26 2008 and after 4 months a lawyer Anjali Waghmare agreed to defend him in court but just on the day the trial was to beging the judge removed the lawyer.

Anjali Waghmare in an interview on NDTV said that she was only assisting the process of justice and respects the courts decision because that will also assist justice.

But also on the same program India's noted constitutional lawyer Fali Nariman tells Prannoy Roy, "India's constitution clearly states that an accused person (not citizen) has a right to choose his own lawyer. In this case Qasab can even choose a lawyer from London or why even from Pakistan. The Indian government and courts would have to give full protection to the lawyer to defend Qasab."

Pakistan's role in all this looks dubious, At first they disown Qasab and say he is not a Pakistani national and now they do not even offer legal aid to him.

Whenever Pakistan says something its about wanting more `proof' from India.

Qasab must be tried and tried fairly.

Only then can we truly say `Satyamev Jayate'. (Let Truth Prevail)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

ITs quiet interesting.