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Hanging of Yakub Memon and Afzal Guru were politically motivated, says Justice AP Shah (retd)

Former Delhi High Court chief justice, Justice AP Shah, who recently retired as the chairman of the Law Commission, has said that the hanging of Afzal Guru and Yakub Memon were politically motivated.

Yakub Memon Case: Supreme Court labels news reports about DR(R)’s resignation as ‘distorted’

A day after Supreme Court of India Deputy Registrar (Research) maintained to have resigned from his post in protest against Yakub Memon's hanging, the Supreme Court of India secretary general VSR Avadbarti issued a note maintaining that the reports in electronic and print media about Dr Anoop Surendranath's resignation were "distorted news items".

Deputy Registrar of Indian Supreme Court resigns protesting against Memon’s hanging

A news reported by India Tomorrow notes that Prof. Anup Surendranath has resigned as Deputy Registrar (Research) in the Supreme Court of India while terming the execution of Yakub Memon as "final nail".

Yakub Memon hanged for being Muslim, says pro-freedom Kashmiri group

In a written statement on July 30, the All Party Hurriyat Conference expressed deep sorrow and grief over the hanging of Yakub Memon.

Dal Khalsa terms the hanging of Yakub Memon as murder through judicial orders

Terming the hanging of Mumbai blast accused Yakub Memon as very disturbing development, Dal Khalsa slams Indian state for being arrogant and not listening to sane voices of reasoning and instead continuing with its capital punishment.

Amnesty India terms Execution of Yakub Memon as Cruel and Inhuman

The execution of Yakub Memon marks another disheartening use of the death penalty in India, Amnesty International India said today.

SCI rejected Yakub Memon’s petition at 5 am, Hanged at 6:30 am on his 53rd birthday

Indian Supreme Court held a mid-night hearing on Yakub Memon’s plea against execution of death sentence after the President of India rejected his review petition late last evening.

Yakub Memon’s plea against Death Warrants dismissed by SCI; Execution likely on July 30

Indian Supreme Court today rejected Yakub Memon’s petition seeking stay on execution of death warrants issued against him by an Indian court.

MPs, jurists, intellectuals petition India’s President against Yakub Memon’s hanging [Full Text]

A group of eminent jurists, MPs, leaders of political parties and eminent individuals from different walks of life submitted a petition to President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday to request him to consider the mercy plea against the execution of the death sentence of Yakub Memon.

Travesty of justice in Yakub Memon’s case: Markandey Katju

I have carefully studied the judgment of the Court. The evidence on which he has been found guilty is very weak. This evidence is (1) retracted confession of the co-accused, and (2) alleged recoveries.