Friday, April 30, 2010

‘Hang Kasab, honours no solace’

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    Taj attack
    • Ombale, who was courage personified as he grappled unarmed with the AK-47-wielding Kasab at Girgaum Chowpatty, made the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty but not before he had ensured the capture of at least one of the ten Pakistani terrorists who were on their diabolic mission.


      Three days before the anti-terror court pronounces its verdict, 23-year-old Vaishali Ombale, daughter of the slain policeman, told PTI that her family will never forgive Kasab, who altered their lives forever.

    • "These honours do not delight us. I, my family and people of India want Kasab hanged. This is what matters to us," she said looking at the Ashok Chakra, the highest peacetime gallantry award given posthumously to her father for his exemplary valour.
    • Vaishali, presently pursuing Masters of Education, said unlike Afzal Guru's case, she hoped the government would not delay Kasab's execution of punishment if he is held guilty.
    • "I feel if my father had a modern weapon to fight against Kasab, he would have been alive now. I don't want other policemen to meet a similar fate," she added.

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