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.
New Delhi, India (May 16, 2013): It is learnt that on May 15, 2013 India’s Minister of Home Affairs Sushil Kumar Shinde told reporters in New Delhi that fresh clemency pleas moved on behalf of Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar by various persons and organizations were under consideration with Government of India.
Paris, France (May 15, 2013): It is learnt that amid various protests by Sikhs in the UK, France and India against the death sentence to Sikh political prisoner Professor Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, three Sikhs of France have been sitting on hunger strike since May 8 at a Paris Gurdwara.
[...]I read the leaflet then walked into the march, joining three women who I asked about Professor Bhullar. ‘This is not an execution,’ said one of the women ‘if the government kill him it will be an assassination. If this happens there will be a lot of anger in India.’ [...]
New Delhi, India (May 12, 2013): According to a news by Daily Mail UK (India): “[t]he Tihar jail procuring two hanging ropes from Buxar in Bihar has set off speculation over who is the next in line to be hanged”.
Professor Bhullar has already served over a life sentence, and over eight years in solitary confinement and paid his dues to a society that (a) could not give him a proper trial (b) could not find evidence against him (c) could not even go according to the law that sufficient doubt had been cast on his case with Justice M. B. Shah finding him not guilty.
London, United Kingdom (May 11, 2013): It is learnt that UK academicians have opposed the execution of death penalty to Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. Sally Hunt, General Secretary of University and College Union (UCU) has written a letter to Dr. Bhagwati, High Commission of India and William Hague, Foreign Secretary, UK.
London, United Kingdom (May 10, 2013): In front of Downing Street, dozens of Brits line up day in day out since April 12, 2013, when the execution of Professor Bhullar was cleared in India, and every evening prayers and hymns are sung.
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