Killing someone is not an easy task to do. Executioners or as we say in India ‘Jallad’ have the toughest job.
Punishment of ‘hanged till death’ is given rarely in India.
In India there are only 2 jallads who are paid Rs.3000 per month only. They are paid a high amount when any terrorist is hanged till death.
These executioners were paid Rs.25000 when the culprits of Indira Gandhi’s assassination were hanged.
You should have watched in many Bollywood movies that before hanging any prisoner, tbe executioners say something in their ears. Do you know what they say?
As their work involves taking life of another human being which is not at all easy to do, these executioners say these words to prisoners in order to set themselves guilt free:
“हिन्दुओ को राम राम और मुस्लिमो को सलाम मै अपने फ़र्ज़ के आगे मज़बूर हु मैं आपके सत्य के राह पे चलने की कामना करता”
Which roughly translates into:
” Salute to the Hindus and Muslims, My hands are tied with duties. I wish you to walk on the path of truth.” and by saying this, the executioner apologize to the prisoner before killing them.
We can’t even imagine how hard is their work.