1993 blasts convict Yakub Memon awarded Master’s degree in English Literature

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NagpurYakub Memon, the only convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case whose death sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court, has been awarded a master’s degree in English literature by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Memon is lodged in the Central Prison in Nagpur. Alongwith him, seven other convicts, who are serving life-terms, were awarded IGNOU degrees yesterday.

The main convocation was held in New Delhi while a simultaneous function was held at the university’s Regional Centre in Nagpur.
Memon, however, could not attend the convocation as police authorities refused him permission.

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