Nostalgia For The Bad Times

Bal Thackeray, it turns out, remembers the Emergency fondly—and wants another one.

This is the dude who once professed his admiration for Adolf Hitler (as did his nephew recently), so I’m not surprised.

And in more WTF news, Thackeray has written in an editorial in Saamna that Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the only 26/11 terrorist we managed to capture alive, should be “hanged to death hundred times.” Even I want Kasab to hang, after a trial and all that, but I’d be happy if it was done once. If the dude came back to life to be “hanged to death” again, rinse-and-repeat 99 times, I’d be somewhat perturbed.