A Kashmiri terrorist leader who had once claimed, “Nobody has the rope which could hang me,” was hanged at dawn in Tihar Prison, Delhi, on Saturday, February 11th, 1984. Maqbool Butt had been on Death Row for eight years, having been convicted of two “political” murders.

His execution occurred just eight days after an Indian diplomat was kidnapped from England and murdered by a Kashmiri extremist group. Butt’s lawyer said his client believed his execution was in retaliation for that murder.