Pakistan Taliban "shocked" over execution of Kasab

ISLAMABAD Wed Nov 21, 2012 1:07pm IST

People hold flares and wave India's national flag as they celebrate after India hanged Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, in Ahmedabad November 21, 2012. REUTERS/Amit Dave

People hold flares and wave India's national flag as they celebrate after India hanged Mohammad Ajmal Kasab, in Ahmedabad November 21, 2012.

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Taliban movement expressed shock on Wednesday over India's execution of Ajmal Kasab, the lone survivor of a militant squad that killed 166 people in a rampage through the financial capital Mumbai in 2008.

"There is no doubt that it's very shocking news and a big loss that a Muslim has been hanged on Indian soil," Taliban spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan told Reuters.

(Reporting by Jibran Ahmad; Writing by Michael Georgy; Editing by Ron Popeski)

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KManoj wrote:
This makes me laugh – Taliban are shocked!! Did they think they had an exclusive right to issue threats and kill muslims wantonly? or did they think Indians are too lethargic to actually carry out the execution? If the second, it’s understandable.

People who massacre innocents for obscure reasons, whether in Pakistan, India or elsewhere, deserve to be stamped out like vermin – the self-appointed policeman also needs to re-examine it’s role in a multi-polar world and fall in line with the decisions taken at the UN.

As UN often fails to decide, members can either step up their diplomacy or revamp the membership rather than take unilateral decisions.

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