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இன்னம்பூரான் பக்கம்: 4: கனம் கோர்ட்டார் அவர்களே![26]

இன்னம்பூரான் பக்கம்: 4:
கனம் கோர்ட்டார் அவர்களே![26]
05 03 2016

இது இன்றைய செய்தி -05  03 2016.

ராஜாவுக்கு கோபம் வந்தால் சிரச்சேதம் செய்து விடுவான். சற்றே கொடூரபுத்தி இருந்தால் யானையை மிதிக்கச்சொல்லி வேடிக்கை பார்ப்பான். தற்காலம் என்ன தான் தவறு செய்தாலும், தூக்கிலிடலோமோ என்று சர்ச்சை நடக்கிறது. இங்கிலாந்து போன்ற நாடுகளில் அத்தகைய தண்டனைகள் கிடையா.

16 வருடங்களுக்கு முன்னால் செல்வி ஜெயலலிதாவை கைது செய்ததை எதிர்த்து நடந்த தர்மபுரி கலவரத்தின் போது பஸ்ஸை எரித்து  அப்பாவியான மூன்று மாணவிகள் கொல்லப்பட்டனர். மதுரையின் அழகு தெரிந்ததே. தினகரன் இதழ்  அலுவலகம் தீயூட்டப்பட்டது. அப்பாவி மனிதர்கள் வெந்து இறந்தனர்.

உச்ச நீதி மன்றத்தில் தர்மபுரி குற்றவாளிகள் தங்களை தூக்கிலிடக்கூடாது என்று மனு செய்துள்ளனர்.

ஹிந்து பத்திகையில் வந்த செய்தி கீழே. மக்கள் மன்றங்கள் என்ன சொல்கின்றன?
மார்ச் 5, 2016
Dharmapuri bus burning case: Convicts want death penalty reversed

The Hindu
The ill-fated Tamil Nadu Agriculture University bus, in which three girl students were burnt alive during a mob violence in Dharmapuri on February 02, 2000, was taken to Coimbatore from the Salem court complex on April 25, 2008. Photo: P. Goutham

Sixteen years after they torched a bus and burnt to death three college girls while protesting the arrest of AIADMK general secretary Jayalalithaa, the convicts in the Dharmapuri bus burning case told the Supreme Court on Friday to revoke their death penalty, saying murder committed during mob frenzy is not pre-meditated.
Arguing their review petition before a tri-judge Bench led by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, senior advocate L. Nageshwar Rao said mobs go berserk and possess a demented sight of what is around them.
Referring to the riots after the killing of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Mr. Rao used the defence of "diminished responsibility" to argue that the accused, who were part of a rampaging mob, cannot be held fully criminally liable for the crime as their mental capacity were impaired at the time.
To buttress the point, one of the defence counsel, senior advocate Sushil Kumar, said “in the south people worship their leaders and on their death even kill themselves".
“Mobs go berserk. Reason does not enter their minds. After the judgment at 10.30 am, the agitations had started. There was absolutely no pre-meditation. There was a workshop nearby, they took petrol from there and started sprinkling it on the buses,” Mr. Rao recounted the fateful day.
Mr. Kumar said the accused were only “looking for some government property to destroy and were not targeting human lives”.
Mr. Rao argued that death was too harsh a punishment, as the convicts had no personal animosity towards their victims and were themselves the victims of “mob psychology”.
“Your Lordships may be knowing that communal riots are committed by mostly illiterate persons, who are indoctrinated...” Mr. Rao explained.
He said there was nothing to show that the accused cannot be “reformed”.
At one point, Justice Gogoi tested the waters by asking whether life would mean “life sentence without remission for 25 to 30 years”.
To this, Mr. Kumar said the Supreme Court should only say sentence reduced to “life and put a full stop” leaving the rest, including the power of remission, in the hands of the State administration.
The review petition of the three death row convicts - Nedunchezhian, Ravindran and Muniappan – is being heard after a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court ordered limited, open court hearing before a three-judge Bench in case of death penalty reviews.
The Dharmapuri case relates to the death of three students – Kokilavani, Gayathri and Hemalatha – of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, when the bus they were travelling in along with 44 other students and two teachers were torched by the three convicts on February 2, 2000, after the conviction of Ms. Jayalalithaa in a criminal case.

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