Chandigarh/ Punjab (April 17, 2013): A human rights body named Lawyers for Human Rights International (LFHRI) has reportedly stressed that in the April 12 decision, upholding the death sentence of Prof. Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Supreme Court of India (SCI) failed to take cognisance of Prof. Bhullar’s mental health condition.
Gurdaspur/Punjab (September 16, 2012): According to media reports teh Divisional Commissioner S.R.Ladhar could be soon presenting the report of probe in to the killing of a Sikh college student Jaspal Singh by police firing at Gurdaspur on March 29, 2012.
Brief background of the matter: That on the event of fixing of the date of execution of death sentence of Balwant Singh Rajoana for 31.3.2012, the people of Punjab decided to show their resentment to the hurriedness being shown by the administration to hang Balwant Singh, and even ignoring the pendency of the matter in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. The Chief Minister of Punjab had to move to the Central Government for staying the execution of Balwant Singh in such a manner.
New Delhi, India (March 27, 2011): Lawyers for Human Rights International (LFHRI) today moved the Supreme Court of India seeking stay on the execution of death sentence of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana who was convicted for the assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.
The petition is likely to be listed for hearing on Friday, a media report adds.
Patiala/Chandigarh, Punjab (March 25, 2012): As per information available with “Sikh Siyasat” the Central Jail, Patiala authorities have again returned the “death or black warrants” of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana to the Chandigarh court. The authorities have sent an eleven pages letter to the court, claiming that it would be illegal to hang Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana at this stage. Authorities have referred to various decisions by Supreme Court of India that if an appeal filed by a co-convict is pending before any appellant court the death sentence of a convict should not be executed, because the appellant court has the powers to reduce the sentence of all the conflicts, whether appealing or not.
Chandigarh, Punjab (March 22, 2012): As per media reports the Punjab and Haryana High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking directions for stay on the operation of an order passed by Chandigarh additional sessions judge on March 5, 2012, for the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana in Beant Singh assassination case on March 31.
The High Court is reported to have dismissed the petition on technical ground. The court said the petitioner had no ‘locus standi’ in the case.
Chandigarh, Punjab (March 21, 2012): The “Lawyers for Human Rights International” (LFHRI) has moved the High Court through a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking stay on the execution of Bhai Balwant Singh Rajoana.
As per information sent to “Sikh Siyasat” by Advocate Navkiran Singh it is argued in the court that the judgement confirming the death sentence of Balwant Singh was still under appeal before the Supreme Court of India.
Fatehgarh Sahib (December 27, 2010): The Shiromani Akali Dal (Panch Pardhani) today paid homage to great Sikh martyrs; Sahibzada Zorawar Singh, Sahibzada Fateh Singh and Mata Gujri Ji, and called upon the Sikh nation to seek guidance from their sacrifice.
Jalandhar (December 25, 2010): Committing themselves to upholding respect for Punjabi in all walks of life, two year old youth body, Sikh Youth of Punjab (SYP) resolved to launch a sustained campaign in 2011 to ensure implementation of Punjabi in government offices, private companies, multi-national companies, schools, colleges and universities in Punjab.
Chandigarh (March 2, 2010): To promote the cause of seeking clemency for the victims of Death Penalty the Sikh Students Federation shall conduct a signature campaign at Punjab University Chandigarh on 4th of March, 2010.
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