India Executes Yakub Memon

Mumbai (Neo Web Desk) India executed Yaqoob Memon on Thursday  behind a series of bombings in Mumbai that killed 257 people in 1993, was hanged early Thursday morning at a prison in centralIndia.

The execution took place amid tightened security, especially in towns and cities with large Muslim populations. The security measures reflected official concern that the execution of Mr. Memon, a Muslim in a predominantly Hindu nation, could serve as a flash point for religious strife and score-settling — the same dynamic present in the Mumbai bombings.

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