Because There Is Nothing Capital About This Punishment

Posted on July 25, 2015 in Columns, Staff Picks, The Drawing Room

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Yakub Memon is set to be hanged on the 30th of July for his role in the 1993 Bombay bomb blasts. While the debate rages on as to whether he deserves this fate, it is worth taking a look at the highly questionable practice of capital punishment itself.