- Execution of a woman for the first time since independence.
- The boy’s letter to the mother apologizing.
- Shabnam brutally murdered family members.
While arranging for Shabnam to be hanged, her 12-year-old son, Mohammad Taj, begged President Ramnath Kovind to pardon his mother. “I like our mother very much. I have only one demand, President Uncle, stop her from being hanged,” the child cried. The boy stood on a chair and held in his hand a plaque with the words “Forgive our mother”. The onus is on the President to forgive her, but he says he has faith.
Taj is currently staying with his foster parents, journalist Usman Saifi. Saifi, who has written articles about the Shabnam case, often goes to jail and takes the Taj with him. ‘Whenever I go to jail, my mother touches my heart .. How are you? What are you doing? Are you studying well? When is school put on? To bother the uncles? Asks Taj. ‘
Usman Saifi said, “We are trying our best to give Taj a good education and to make him a good man. He is not a criminal even though his mother has committed a crime.” On the other hand, at the request of the UP government, the Amaroh court will set a date for the execution of Shabnam. Mathura jail authorities have made arrangements for the execution. Executioner Pawan Jallad, who hanged the fearless convicts, was ready to hang her.
Shabnam, who holds two master’s degrees in English and Geography, fell in love with Salim, who works at a stick cutting depot near his home. The Shabnam family did not agree. Decided to marry him. The family members who opposed it were brutally murdered. Shabnam had filed an amnesty petition to then President Pranab Mukherjee in 2016 but he rejected it.