May 29, 2011 | By Sikh Siyasat Bureau
The Shiromani Akali Dal (Badal) has also opposed the Center’s decision to execute death punishment awarded to Professor Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar. SAD (Badal) has sought Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s intervention in saving the life of death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar whose mercy petition had been rejected by the President.
In a statement here, the ruling party in Punjab sought “direct and immediate intervention of the Prime Minister to save the life of Bhullar on grounds of
humanitarianism and civilized concern and above all the national interest”.
It said “the Prime Minister should personally see that the highest norms of jurisprudence, legal precedents and issues of statesmanship are kept firmly in view in the matter and a sympathetic view taken.”
This, the statement said, would be “an act of grace which will ensure that the atmosphere of acrimony, suspicion and estrangement between the Sikhs and the Centre is not vitiated any further”.
The statement was released on behalf of party patron Parkash Singh Badal and president Sukhbir Singh Badal.
President Pratibha Patil had rejected the consitutional review petition of Bhullar, few days back.
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Related Topics: Death Penalty, Prof. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar