Should a person who is responsible in an act of terrorism be defended? If an advocated defends him and tries to acquit him even after knowing about the crime, is he not equally responsible? Let it be a matter of debate as law has given the power to everyone to fight a lawsuit.
Some people and some human right organizations also are of the views that the criminals also have the human rights to defend themselves. But can a person responsible for bomb blast and other acts of terrorism be called a human? Then how can we say that he should have some human rights?
Yesterday, a lawyer named Shahid Azmi was killed by some unknown assailants. He was defending Fahim Ansari who was an accused in the 26/11 terror attack. Was the lawyer killed for defending an accused? Previously, this lawyer was also defending Indian Mujahideen member Sadiq Sheikh in some terror related cases.
Did Shahid Azmi need some police protection? It can be noted that Shahid Azmi was once given police protection when he was defending a terror accused in the 7/11 train blasts cases.
But the question is why he was so interested in defending the terror accused? He should be given police protection for that or should be punished for that? Any comments? Can the acts of Shahid Azmi be justified?