“Jayalalithaa’s Mercy is Politically Savvy” by Shahina KK

“The LTTE may be well known as a terrorist organisation, but to be an LTTE supporter is a natural state of political being for many Tamilians. This explains the mass support in favour of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case being released. This was also the reason for the ‘inordinate delay’ taken over their mercy petitions; no Government at the Centre wanted to invite the wrath of the powerful regional parties in Tamil Nadu by hanging the assassins.”

via: http://www.openthemagazine.com/article/real-india/jayalalithaa-s-mercy-is-politically-savvy

source: www.openthemagazine.com