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26/11 victims await for verdict on Kasab

May 02, 2010 08:44 AM IST India India
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Mumbai: The judgment in the trial of Ajmal Kasab, who was captured alive among 11 terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008 night will come out on May 3. Over166 people were killed and many were injured in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Bharat Waghela, who owns Chamunda Chemists near Leopold Cafe, has lost his brother Subhash in the 26/11 terror attacks. Waghela is happy that judgment day is finally here in the Kasab trial. But says even no punishment for Ajmal Kasab, can bring back his brother.

“Judgment or no judgment; nothing can repair our loss. It is good that the trial is over but no matter what punishment I have been given. Nothing will change for us,” said Bharat Waghela, who lost his brother in 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

Some like Sabira are trying to cope by attending the workshop for 26/11 terror victims. Sabira seriously injured her leg in the Mazgaon taxi blast and spent 13 months in hospital. Sabira wants the verdict to set an example.

“Kasab should be hanged. If he is saved then more terrorists will come up,” said Sabira, who was injured in Mazgaon taxi blast.

Many other victims of the attacks want a harsher verdict .

"He should be tortured so that he feels the pain of people who have been victims of his bullets, said Sarika Upadhyay, who was injured at Leopold.

“He (Kasab) should be given a strict punishment,” said Snehal Pawar, daughter of injured constable.

“In our country it has been found judgements are always delayed, which is the main problem,” said Meenakshi Dantani, injured at Leopold.

Over 166 people were killed and more than 300 injured in the 60 hour carnage in November 26, 2008 and for most of the victims though there is some sense of closure even the death penalty for Kasab is not enough.

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