Ajmal Kasab who is dead now, was given due process, and legal help by the Indian state. That's definitely something Maharashtra and Union governments can be proud of. We are not Somalia or Afghanistan or Gujarat. And we did much better than USA on prosecuting terror related cases. The Indian state can some more credit for the fact that they never gave up on due process in Afzal Guru's or Kasab's case despite the cacophony of 'Bharat Rakshak's on social media.
Because rather than big events, we have focused on big patterns. And while we disagree on a lot many things here - political, cultural, developmental, social, and personal, I hope we all agree that Kerala got it mostly right in the past 55 years. Because Kerala is the No.1 state in India, here we go, and as always we would like to hear your thoughts.
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