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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

Monday, October 5, 2009

Death Sentence in Jammu and Kashmir

The Rajouri district court has sentenced a man by name Amir to death for an offence committed in 2005. It is alleged that Amir and 4 others entered the house of a Munshi Ram and killed 5 people. He was arrested in the year 2006.

This is the first time that an alleged terrorist has been sentenced to death in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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