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Rajiv Gandhi’s Killing: Supreme Court of India (SCI) ready to hear arguments to reopen Perarivalan’s case

The Supreme Court of India (SCI) today said the multi-agency probe into the "larger conspiracy" behind the 1991 assassination of former Indian Prime Minister

Rajiv Gandhi convict Tamil national A. G. Perarivalan attacked in jail

As per media reports A. G. Perarivalan, a Tamil national convicted in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was attacked on Tuesday by a fellow prisoner in the Vellore prison.

Centre to have deciding say in life convicts in cases investigated by CBI

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India (SCI) yesterday declared that the state government will have to get clearance of the Central government in order to grant premature release to a life terms convict where the case was registered under any central law or the case was investigated by any central agency such as the CBI.

Dal Khalsa lashes on Rahul Gandhi for his stand against release of Rajiv’s assassins

Amritsar, Punjab (February 20, 2014): Dal Khalsa has asked "if masterminds and killers of 1984 anti-Sikh killings can escape the so-called long arm of the law and walk freely in the society, then why can't killers of former PM lead the normal life after completing 23 years in solitary confinement.

Opinion of various sections of Civil society caries no value on Death Penalty Issue: Centre

Tamil Nadu (October 28, 2011): The Central Government of India seems committed to break almost seven years de facto moratorium on death penalty, as it has strongly opposed the commutation of death penalty to three Tamil nationals, accused for plotting the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi former Prime Minister of India. In a affidavit filed in TN High Court the GOI explained that opinion of various sections of Civil society, pleading for commutation of death sentence carries no value in the Government's eyes.

Sikh students’ body oppose death for Rajiv’s assassins; want executions cancelled

Patiala (August 30, 2011): In a written statement released today, the Sikh Students Federation has showed its' grave concern over the proposed execution of three Tamils on September 9, for assassinating India's former Prime Minster Rajiv Gandhi in 1991. The students' body has pleaded the cancellation of their death penalty as trio have already served more than 20 years in prison.

Indian authorities ready to have 3 executions on September 9

Tamil Nadu (August 27, 2011): As per media reports the authorities of the Central Prison, Vellore, have fixed September 9 as the date of execution of the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case — Santhan, Murugan and G. Perarivalan alias Arivu.

Law Students protesting proposed Sept. 9 executions arrested at Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (Aug 27, 2011): A news report from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu (India) says that nearly 25 students of Government Law College here were arrested today for attempting to block Chennai-bound Intercity Express at the railway station, demanding immediate repeal of the death sentence of the death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.