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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

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Mercy Petition Rejected

There is news that the President of India has rejected the mercy petition of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar and Mahendra Nath Das.

Devinderpal Singh Bhullar has been convicted for his alleged terrorist acts. The most interesting fact about this case, is that while hearing his appeal in the Supreme Court, 2 judges on the bench convicted and sentenced him to death while the third judge had acquitted him.
The judges of the highest court in this country not only have disagreement on the sentence of Devinderpal but completely disagree on his guilt and conviction, under these circumstances the death sentence should have been commuted to life. Its extremely unfortunate that the home ministry has not looked into this issue and had rejected the mercy petition.

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