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Prof. Bhullar’s case: Centre admits ‘inordinate delay’; Says Death sentence has to be commuted

New Delhi, India (March 27, 2014): The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today held hearing of commutation plea of Sikh political prisoner Professor Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, who has been on death row in India since 2001. The petition was moved by Professor Bhullar's wife after January 21 decision of the the Supreme Court of India commuting 15 death sentences to life imprisonments mainly on the ground of undue delay in execution caused by inordinate delay deciding the constitutional review petitions by the the President of India.

UK Parliamentarians to debate the issue of the Death Penalty in India

London, United Kingdom (February 15, 2013): It is learnt that the UK Parliamentarians shall debate on the issue of death penalty in India on February 28, 2013.