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The idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in India and make it accessible. We are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. Please feel free to write us and give us your suggestions and comments and also any information you have come across regarding the death penalty in India. Our email id is abolishdeathpenaltyindia@gmail.com The blog is currently managed by Grace Pelly, Lara Jesani, Nitu Sanadhya, Rebecca Gonsalvez, Reena Mary George and Vijay Hiremath. Kindly mark copies of the emails to: vijayhiremath@gmail.com reena.mary.george@univie.ac.at

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

President likely to discuss pending mercy petitions with PM

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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