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Pakistan to release Sarabjit Singh soon, says lawyer


September 7th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Sep 7 (IANS) Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row, is all set to be released by the Pakistani government, his lawyer Awais Sheikh says.Sheikh has said ... Read more...

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For Kasab, it’s now a question of when


August 30th, 2012 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) With the Supreme Court upholding the death sentence for Pakistani terrorist Kasab, lawyers say he is now left with little legal recourse.Top lawyers opine ... Read more...

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No comment on Guru clemency: President-elect Pranab (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 6:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday refused comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office and studied the ... Read more...

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President-elect Pranab refuses comment on Guru clemency


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 23 (IANS) President-elect Pranab Mukherjee Monday said he could not comment on the clemency plea of 2001 parliament attack convict Afzal Guru till he assumed office ... Read more...

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Mercy pleas decided on home minister’s advice: President’s office


June 25th, 2012 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil's Office Monday refuted reports that she had acted in haste and had not applied her mind in disposing of mercy petitions ... Read more...

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No plan to review laws on death sentence: Chidambaram


May 9th, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) There were no plans to review laws on death sentence, Home Minister P. Chidambaram clarified Wednesday and said the present government had disposed of ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks time frame for deciding mercy pleas


April 19th, 2012 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked the government to set a time frame for deciding death row convicts' mercy petitions pending before it."You give us the ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks details of mercy pleas decided in 2011 (Lead)


April 10th, 2012 - 11:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the government for details of mercy petitions decided by the president in 2011 and other similar pleas awaiting a decision.An ... Read more...

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Apex court calls for files of 18 mercy pleas (Lead)


April 3rd, 2012 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday called for the original files of 18 mercy petitions, including that of the 2001 parliament attack mastermind Afzal Guru, pending before ... Read more...

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SC slams Punjab government for ‘drama’ in Rajoana case


March 29th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday criticized the Punjab government for enacting a "drama" to frustrate the execution of death sentence awarded to Sikh terrorist Balwant Singh ... Read more...

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Sikhs protest to demand Rajoana’s release


March 28th, 2012 - 11:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Hundreds of Sikhs led by former journalist Jarnail Singh Wednesday demanded the release of Balwant Singh Rajoana who assassinated the then Punjab chief minister ... Read more...

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Mercy plea: SC poser on right of crime’s victim


March 28th, 2012 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday asked the government if the victim of a crime could join the proceedings if a matter relating to mercy petition of ... Read more...

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Centre stays Rajoana hanging, Punjab leaders welcome it (Roundup)


March 28th, 2012 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... Read more...

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Centre stays Rajoana hanging: Badal (Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 10:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... Read more...

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Shutdown affects Punjab, Rajoana appeals for peace (Third Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 9:57 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Rajoana’s hanging stayed


March 28th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) The central government Wednesday stayed the hanging of Babbar Khalsa International terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana for the Aug 31, 1995 assassination of then Punjab ... Read more...

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Shutdown hits Punjab, Rajoana appeals for calm (Second Lead)


March 28th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, March 28 (IANS) A shutdown called by Sikh groups to protest the scheduled hanging of terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana affected life in most parts of Punjab but the man ... Read more...

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Kashmiri Sikhs protest against Rajoana’s hanging


March 28th, 2012 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu/Srinagar, March 28 (IANS) Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir Wednesday joined their counterparts in Punjab to protest Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging scheduled for Saturday.Hundreds ... Read more...

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Apex court commences hearing in mercy petition cases


March 27th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday commenced hearing on the question whether a convict who has filed a mercy petition was entitled to remission of death sentence ... Read more...

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Only six states respond on pending mercy pleas


March 15th, 2012 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Only six states have responded to the Supreme Court order seeking details of the mercy petitions pending with them.The court had given them three days ... Read more...

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Afzal Guru should ‘pay price’, says Farooq


February 26th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS
Jammu, Feb 25 (IANS) Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru should "pay the price" for attacking India, union New and Renewable Energy Minister and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks details of pending mercy pleas (Lead)


February 22nd, 2012 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday directed the home secretaries of all states to send records of all pending mercy petitions to the union home secretary by ... Read more...

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Apex court asks states for details of pending mercy pleas


February 22nd, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The supreme court here Wednesday directed the home secretaries of all states to send all records pertaining to the pending mercy petitions to the union ... Read more...

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CJI to decide bench for hearing death row convict’s plea


February 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Supreme Court Thursday asked Chief Justice S.H.Kapadia to decide which bench will hear the petition by a death row convict seeking the commutation of ... Read more...

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Hang Afzal call grows loud, nation remembers ‘martyrs’ (Roundup)


December 13th, 2011 - 9:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 13 (IANS) The government Tuesday put the onus on President Pratibha Patil for a final decision on parliament attack convict Afzal Guru's hanging as the nation ... Read more...

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Kasab death penalty: Expedite process, say lawyers (Three years after 26/11)


November 25th, 2011 - 5:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) Hanging 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Amir Kasab may be sooner said than done. While some from the Mumbai's lawyer fraternity said a fair process is vital, other ... Read more...

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Bhullar plea: Jurists divided on abolishing death penalty


November 20th, 2011 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court's hearing on Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's petition challenging the rejection of his mercy petition by the president after eight years ... Read more...

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Supreme Court asks for mercy plea details


November 15th, 2011 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday directed the government to furnish details of all mercy petitions of death row convicts pending before the president and state ... Read more...

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Mentally ill can’t be hanged, Bhullar tells apex court


November 9th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The death sentence can not be carried out in respect of a person who is mentally ill, the Supreme Court was Wednesday told by Devender ... Read more...

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Delay on Bhullar’s mercy plea no cruelty, apex court told


October 19th, 2011 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The long pendency of the mercy plea of Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who is on death row over a 1993 car bomb blast ... Read more...

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Supreme Court to hear Rajiv killers’ plea Oct 19


October 11th, 2011 - 1:09 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday adjourned hearing on a petition seeking transfer of a case pending before Madras High Court in which the execution of ... Read more...

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No political influence in commutation of death: Apex Court


September 28th, 2011 - 10:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will decide on pleas for commuting death sentences to life imprisonment on the grounds of delay purely on ... Read more...

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Rajiv Gandhi killing convict couple meet in Vellore jail


September 10th, 2011 - 7:17 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Sep 10 (IANS) Nalini Sriharan, serving life sentence for the assassination of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Saturday met her husband Sriharan alias Murugan who is on death ... Read more...

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HuJI claims responsibility for Delhi blast


September 7th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 7 (IANS) The Pakistan-based Harkat-ul-Jehadi Islami (HuJI) has claimed responsibility for the terror bombing outside the Delhi High Court complex Wednesday.In an email sent from an ... Read more...

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BJP to protest if Afzal Guru not hanged


September 7th, 2011 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Jammu, Sep 7 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Jammu and Kashmir will protest if President Pratibha Patil commutes the death sentence of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru ... Read more...

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