The Indian Express has reported that President Pratibha Patil is likely to discuss the pending mercy petitions before her very soon with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. There are 26 mercy petitions pending before the president of India.
“The President would like to be apprised of the government’s stand on death penalty, especially in view of the large number of representations received from individuals and organisations such as the Amnesty International and the UN Commission on Human Rights for abolishing death penalty in the country. Before she takes a view on the issue, she intends to hold discussions with the Prime Minister,” a source in the Rashtrapati Bhavan told The Indian Express.
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