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    India Hangs 1993 Mumbai Bombings Plotter

    Did he deserve to die? That’s the question murmuring across India after today’s execution of Yakub Memon, convicted for the bombings that claimed 257 lives. A court decided he was a planner and middleman who financed and stockpiled munitions. But he was the only one from the attacks sentenced to die, an exceptionally rare fate in India. A national debate over the matter ended abruptly with this morning’s hanging, just hours after the Supreme Court rejected his final appeal — a move likely to bolster demands for finding the true masterminds, who remain at large.

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