Top News Channels Issued Notices Over Yaqub memon Execution Reports
Three top news channels were issued notices by the government for their reports on execution of Yaqub Memon as they were regarded as disrespect to the President and Judiciary. NDTV 24X7, Aaj Tak and ABP News are the reputed channels that challenged the decision that Yaqub be hanged. The hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yaqub Memon was the hot topic till a week ago. Decision on his execution was finalized during early hours of 30th july and Yaqub was hanged on the day as the President and Judge rejected his mercy plea.
The topics of discussion on the three channels are as follows:
NDTV 24X7 – Interview of Yaqub Memon’s lawyer who was not in favor of death penality.
Aaj Tak & ABP News – Telephonic interview of Chhota Shakeel who claimed Yaqub as innocent. Why and how mercy petitions were dismissed.