Kasab pleaded for 'daya' in a four-line plea
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, Jan 7: Ajmal Kasab, the face of 26/11 strike on Mumbai who was hanged, had begged for "daya" (mercy) from the President through his four-line clemency plea written in elementary Urdu.
The hand written petition dated September 12, 2012, which has been made public more than a month after Kasab was hanged, shows glaring Urdu language errors.
The application has been provided to Lucknow-based activist Urvashi Sharma under the Right to Information Act.
In his brief application, Kasab pleaded, "Sir, mujhe fansi ki saza Supreme Court ho gayi hai. Fansi ki saza se mujhe chorr diya jaye. Mere upar daya karo aur muje fansi ki se riha kar de. Apka Ajmal Kasab (sic)."
It was translated by the Jail Authorities as, "Sir, I have been sentenced by Supreme Court for capital punishment (Hanged till death). It is most humbly and respectfully pleaded to spare me from death sentence and also get me released from the gallows. It is my humble request. Yours"
The mercy petition was rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on November 5, 2012.
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