This is the first of its kind of unique judgment in Indian Judiciary. A court has given this unique chance to two Islamic State operatives Sheikh Azhar ul-Islam and Mohd Farhan Shaikh. They have been sentenced to seven years jail term for recruiting like-minded people for the Islamic States. The duo said that they were ashamed of their act and wanted to repent. A crime of serious nature as this would otherwise generally attract a life term.
One of the accused in this case hails from J&K and the other person is from Mumbai. Both of them were members of “Abu Dhabi module of Islamic States. Both of them were arrested by NIA and deported from UAE.
Both the accused are presently lodged in Tihar Jail in New Delhi and wish to be deported to jails in their respective states. The court has asked the jail authorities to consider their plea. This is the first time that a court has taken such a considerate view on the plea that it can send a strong message that judiciary in India is considerate when it comes to deciding the fate of people accused of some wrong doing. This is a strong message which can send right signals to those who are on the wrong path.