KARACHI: Now that Ajmal Kasab has been executed, perhaps the Indian government will speed up the trials of those involved in the Samjhauta Express bombing by Hindu extremists, including Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit and Swami Aseemanand. Even though the train was bombed around two years before the Mumbai attacks and the accused were arrested long ago, they have not yet been tried.
Is it because they are Indian extremists who killed Muslims, many of whom were Pakistanis? If convicted, would they be sentenced to death? I doubt it.
Shakir Lakhani
Published in The Express Tribune, November 25th, 2012.