Mohammad Ajmal Kasab – the surviving terrorist of the Mumbai Attacks in the week of 26/11 – has confessed to his role in the entire crime. The exchange with the Judge (Judge ML Tahiliyani) is very instructive and straight-forward.
As we have been saying earlier as well on this episode, it is pretty sad that the urge to perpetuate violence by terror on part of Pakistan is so high that they do not even hesitate to disown their own countrymen. I wonder what the citizens of the country really think of themselves? Just cannon-fodder. If caught doing terror, not even their own family owns them. What can be worse than that? What is one fighting for then? A similar sentiment may have affected Kasab… read below.
JUDGE: “Aaj achanak aapne kyun confess kiya? Jab pehle charges frame hue toh tab kyun nahi kiya? (Why are you suddenly confessing? Why did you not confess when the charges were framed earlier?)”
KASAB: “Pehle Pakistan ne yeh nahi mana tha ki main unka hoon. Aaj maan liya hai. Isiliye main bayan de raha hoon. (Initially, Pakistan had not accepted my nationality. Now that they have, I am confessing)” Pakistan ne yeh nahi mana tha ki main unka hoon. Aaj maan liya hai. Isiliye main bayan de raha hoon. (Initially, Pakistan had not accepted my nationality. Now that they have, I am confessing)”
JUDGE: “Aapko kaise pata chala ki Pakistan ne maan liya hai? (How do you know that Pakistan has admitted?)”
KASAB: “Bas mujhe pata chala. Maine suna ki Pakistan ne kaha ki Kasab yahan ka hai. (I just came to know. I heard that Pakistan has said that Kasab is from there.)”
JUDGE: “Kya tum kisi tarah ke dabav main ho bayan dene ke liye. (Are you under some pressure to confess?)”
KASAB: “Nahi. (No.)”
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