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    With 1.2 Billion People, India Seeks a Good Hangman



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    The son of a hangman, Mammu Singh, in his house in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, was one of India's last hang men
    Published: June 13, 2011


    MEERUT, India — India has 1.2 billion people, among them bankers, gurus, rag pickers, billionaires, snake charmers, software engineers, lentil farmers, rickshaw drivers, Maoist rebels, Bollywood movie stars and Vedic scholars, to name a few. Humanity runneth over. Except in one profession: India is searching for a hangman.

    Usually, India would not need one, given the rarity of executions. The last was in 2004. But in May, India’s president unexpectedly rejected a last-chance mercy petition from a convicted murderer in the Himalayan state of Assam. Prison officials, compelled to act, issued a call for a hangman.

    No one answered.

    Not initially.

    The nation’s handful of known hangmen had either died, retired or disappeared. The situation was not too surprising, given the ambivalence within the Indian criminal justice system about executions. Capital punishment was codified during British rule, with hanging as the chosen method, but recent decades of litigating and legislating limited the actual practice to “the rarest of rare cases.”

    Today, even prison officials encourage death row inmates to draft appeals. “At times, we also help the person draft the petition,” said K. V. Reddy, president of the All-India Prison Officers Association, who opposes capital punishment. “Normally, everybody sympathizes with a person who has spent a number of years in prison.”

    Yet a hangman was needed in Assam. Magazines and newspapers published stories that read like macabre help-wanted ads: Large nation searching for someone willing to slip the noose around the neck of a murderer.

    In Assam, state prison officials reluctantly began a search. Assam’s last execution was in 1990 and the memory still resonated with those who had participated in it. “I was very conflicted,” said Banikanta Baruah, a retired jailer who supervised the execution. “On one hand, I needed to perform my duty as a jailer, yet on the other, I sympathized with the person being hanged.” http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/wo...a/14india.html for more.

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    Do they want someone with previous experience or are they willing to train?

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    ^ How hard can it be?

    Only 3 options really:

    1. *Gurgle* *Gasp* *Argh* (turning blue) = rope too short.
    2. Head comes off = rope too long.
    3. *Snap* = just right.



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    You forgot #4

    Breaks his legs = rope much too long

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    They're looking for a guy to legally hang Indians??
    They should advertise in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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    From the memoirs of Albert Pierrepoint, the last of a family of hangmen in the UK.

    "I have come to the conclusion that executions solve nothing, and are only an antiquated relic of a primitive desire for revenge which takes the easy way and hands over the responsibility for revenge to other people...The trouble with the death penalty has always been that nobody wanted it for everybody, but everybody differed about who should get off."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Koojo View Post
    They're looking for a guy to legally hang Indians??
    They should advertise in the Sydney Morning Herald.
    They wouldn't have to pay salary (free of charge)

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    Is there a link for an application form to forward to Nick Griffin?

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