Prime accused and the lone surviving terrorist of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks [ Images ], Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab [ Images ], departed from his earlier stand on Monday, saying he could not understand the proceedings of the court conducted in English.
"Except for words ... Kasab and Pakistan .... I cannot understand what the prosecutor is telling the court," accused Kasab told Judge M L Tahilyani.
Twice earlier, Kasab had told the court that he could follow the proceedings and also that he could understand English. But, today, he took a different stand. When Kasab was produced before the court, he looked dull and sat with folded hands without displaying any feelings or emotions. This prompted the judge to have a dialogue with him.
Judge : "Tumhari problem kya hai?" (what is your problem?)
Kasab : "Meri problem yeh hai ki kuch bhi samajh mein nahin aata" (My problem is that I cannot understand anything)
Judge : Kyun? (Why?)
Kasab : Sirf Kasab aur Pakistan yehi hi sunayi deta hai. Hindi mein ho jaye to acha hoga ((I can hear only Kasab and Pakistan, the rest I cannot follow . It will be fine if proceedings are conducted in Hindi.)
Judge : Tumhari tabhiyat to thik hai? (Are you all right?)