Friday, August 06, 2004

Letters to the Editor - The Hindu - August 6, 2004 - West Bengal Government executes Chatterjee.

That I am never a fan of death-penalty is known to many of my friends and relatives. After almost a decade of de facto moratorium on executions, the West Bengal Government got it through to hang Dhananjoy Chatterjee. His impoverished parents and wife (with whom he had hardly stayed for a week before being cast into incarceration forever as a death-row convict) had staged every fast they could to get a clemency for Mr. Chatterjee and they failed. By executing Mr. Chatterjee, the society had only created fresh victims of the convict's family.

Published in The Hindu, National Edition, dated August 6, 2004.

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Sir, — In the name of administering justice to Dhananjoy's victim, we have only heaped injustice on his family.

Rex S. Arul,
Georgia, U.S.

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