New Delhi, India (June 19, 2013): It is learnt that Lt. Governor of Delhi has deferred the execution of Prof. Bhullar and the Delhi government has decided to refer to Indian Home Ministry a decision on the execution of Professor Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar following a medical board report regarding Prof. Bhullar’s health conditions.
New Delhi, India (June 19, 2013): It is learnt that citing the “bad physical and mental health” of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, the office of the Delhi Lt. Governor of Delhi have deferred his execution. According to a news reported by Indian Express (IE): “[t]his decision, a source said, was taken after scrutiny of the report submitted by the medical board formed by the Delhi government to ascertain Bhullar’s condition.
London, United Kingdom (June 13, 2013): The UK based Sikh Federation (UK) has confirmed that a conference is going to be held on Tuesday 25 June 2013 in the European Parliament in Brussels on the Death Penalty and Human Rights abuses in India.
London/Birmingham (June 13, 2013): It is learnt that the University and College Union (United Kingdom) has opposed the possible execution of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. UCU Congress has unanimously passed a motion calling upon the Indian government not to execute Professor Bhullar and to remove him from death row immediately.
Legal, Political and Social aspects of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s case have made it a unique case in the history of Indian state. Facts of the case make it clear that how death penalty is being used as a tool of political control by the Indian state.
We seek the active intervention of the European Union in exerting diplomatic pressure on Indian Government and raising humanitarian concerns to stop the execution of death sentence of Prof. Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on death row and whose sentence has been confirmed by the Supreme Court of India in April despite original conviction based on confession before police, no corroboration of evidence of any kind, split judgment of the Supreme Court in upholding the sentence of capital punishment, inordinate delay in carrying out the sentence as well as ignoring the mental status of the accused.
Amritsar, Punjab (May 26, 2013): As per information Sikh organization Dal Khalsa has sent a memorandum to the European Union for intervention in the case of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who faces threat of immediate execution in India.
London, United Kingdom (May 24, 2013): The Sikh Federation (UK) has urged all those concerned with the death penalty in India and the case of Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar to push for not only the death penalty to be commuted, but for his immediate release given how long he has been in prison and the state of his health.
New Delhi, India (May 24, 2013): According to media reports a medical board, constituted by the Delhi government to ascertain the health condition of Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who is facing threat of imminent execution in India, has submitted it’s report to the concerned government.
New Delhi, India (May 18, 2013): It is learnt that the Press Council of India (PCI) chairperson Justice Markandey Katju has written to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking pardon for Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar whose execution was cleared by Supreme Court of India on April 12 despite substantial and procedural legal flaws.
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