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Thursday, December 21, 2006

A mistake in Saudi Arabia

NDTV reports:
A Keralite, who was reportedly facing death sentence in Saudi Arabia, has been set free due to timely intervention of Indian authorities.


According to Jojo's family members in Edathua, the Saudi authorities later took a lenient view of the case after they were convinced that he did not deliberately commit the mistake.
And what was this mistake. RJ, who mailed me the link, explains:
No, not murder, not burning religious texts, not insulting God. He just got into a taxi, which lost its way and strayed into Medina.
I wonder how our government would have reacted if the chap had actually been put to death for losing his way in a cab. What do you think they should have done in such a situation?
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