New Delhi, India (May 10, 2013): It is learnt that various campaigners against the death penalty in India are going to hold a conference at Delhi on May 10, 2013. The conference shall be held at Speakers Hall, Constitution Club, Rafi Marg, New Delhi from 3 pm to 8 pm.
New Delhi, India (May 03, 2013): Pakistani authorities must protect Indian prisoners from violence in the country’s jails, Amnesty International said on May 02, 2013 after an Indian death row inmate died following an attack in a Lahore jail.
In November 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged in the country’s first execution in more than eight years.
Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 23, 2013): It is learnt that Amnesty International had issued an urgent action appeal in wake of April 12, 2013 decision of Supreme Court of India clearing the execution of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar.
London, United Kingdom (February 28, 2013): According to a press release issued by the organizers of the Kesri Lehar, the UK Parliament has noted the genuine concern and fear of the 118,000 UK petitioners, urging the government to use it’s friendly relations with India to abolish the death penalty.
New Delhi, India (February 09, 2013): Today’s execution of Mohammad Afzal Guru indicates a disturbing and regressive trend towards executions shrouded in secrecy and the resumption of death penalty use in India, said Amnesty International India.
New Delhi, India (February 09, 2013): It is learnt that an International human rights body named Amnesty International has condemned the hanging of a Kashmiri Muslim named Afzal Guru. The hanging was carried in a secret way by the Indian state on February 09, 2013 at Delhi’s Tihar Jail.
Ludhiana/Pune (November 21, 2012): A day after Indian State opposed UN resolution against abolition of death penalty, India has carried the execution of Ajmal Kasab a death row convict in 2008 Mumbai attacks. This execution has breached the de facto moratorium on death penalty observed in India after the execution of Dhananjay Chaterjee in 2004.
“From 1984 to 1995 Indian security forces and pro-independence militias fought a brutal war in Punjab that left tens of thousands dead. Tens of thousands were disappeared and tortured. Tragically, the perpetrators of these gross human rights violations continue to walk free and some were even rewarded for their actions.”
New Delhi ( October 18, 2011 ): The Supreme Court of India is scheduled to hear the clemency plea of Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar on Wednesday, 19th of October. Bhullar has been on death row for more than eight years, after he was convicted, in 2001, by a designated TADA court for criminal conspiracy in a 1993 bomb blast case. His appeal was finally dismissed by the Supreme Court of India in 2003. Later a review petition against the death sentence was filed with the President of India under Article 72. Home Ministry of India took more than eight years to decide tender its’ advice to the President of India in this case. Delay in execution is now base of clemency plea filed by Bhullar’s wife in the Supreme Court.
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