Mercy

  • President rejects mercy petitions of Nithari killer Surendra Koli, 5 others 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Mercy petitions of six death row convicts including Surendra Koli, found guilty in the sensational Nithari serial rapes and killings, have been rejected by President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday. Besides Koli, mercy pleas of sisters Renukabai and Seema (Maharashtra), Rajendra Pralhadrao Wasnik (Maharashtra), Jagdish (Madhya Pradesh) and Holiram Bordoloi...
  • Mumbai: Campa Cola residents write mercy petition to President June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: There is a high drama at Mumbai's Campa Cola society as the residents have not let the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials to enter the society compound on Sunday. The defiant residents wrote a mercy petition to President Pranab Mukherjee under article 143(1) of the Constitution urging him to seek...
  • SC commutes deathpenalty of Delhi blast convict Bhullar to life March 31, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Monday commuted death sentence of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment. The apex court has commuted his sentence on two grounds - Bhullar was suffering mental illness and the court said that there has been inordinate delay of 8 years by...
  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy petition. Bhullar...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition by the Centre which sought that the top court revisit its January order of commuting death sentences if there is a delay in deciding mercy petitions. The Supreme Court had commuted death penalties of 15 convicts to life sentences after...
  • A-G seeks time in Bhullar's case, SC adjourns hearing till March 26 March 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing on death row convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar till March 26 as Attorney General GE Vahanvati has sought more time on grounds that the government is yet to take a decision on Bhullar's mercy plea. The Centre had earlier assured the...
  • Euthanasia: An Indian perspective February 27, 2014

    Abstract In our society, the palliative care and quality of life issues in patients with terminal illnesses like advanced cancer and AIDS have become an important concern for clinicians. Parallel to this concern has arisen another controversial issue-euthanasia or "mercy-killing" of terminally ill patients. Proponents of physician-assisted suicide (PAS) feel that...
  • SC to decide on mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins today February 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Tuesday deliver its judgement on the mercy petition by former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins. They are seeking to commute their death sentence on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The judgement will be delivered by a bench headed by Chief Justice...
  • Arguments for and against death sentence January 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The debate on the death penalty is a never ending one. While some are in favour of it, others give various reasons to abolish it. The debate has been revived after the Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay...
  • Bhullar's wife moves SC for stay on his death sentence May 7, 2013

    New Delhi: The wife of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar moved the Supreme Court on Tuesday for a stay on the execution of his death sentence. The Supreme Court says that she will have to approach the same bench that delivered the verdict. The Supreme Court had earlier this...
  • 'Death row convicts' cases need to be treated case by case' April 25, 2013

    Even as the political debate remains charged about the execution of Khalistani convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar, the man who treated him for more than 2 years in Delhi says his team's medical input should have been taken into account. He makes it clear that death row convicts' cases need...
  • Doctor, judge say there is a case to grant pardon to Bhullar April 24, 2013

    New Delhi: The political debate over the execution of Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar remains charged, but there is a new twist, his doctor and one of the judges who ruled in his case, say there is a case to grant him pardon. While the Supreme Court has shot...
  • Hearing of Rajiv case convict's RTI plea put off April 15, 2013

    Chennai: The video conferencing session of Perarivalan, a death row convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, with the Chief Information Commissioner planned on Monday over his RTI query has been postponed, a top police official said. "The session has been postponed. There is no information on when would be the...
  • Punjab CM meets Prime Minister, seeks mercy for Bhullar April 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh seeking clemency for Khalistani terrorist and 1993 blast convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, whose mercy petition was turned down by the Supreme Court. "We have submitted a memorandum to...
  • SC verdict on Bhullar: Punjab CM to meet PM today April 15, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday, in connection with the death row convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar case. "Both Badals will meet the Prime Minister tomorrow (Monday) to seek commutation of death sentence of Bullar...
  • Security stepped up after SC rejects Bhullar's plea April 15, 2013

    Chandigarh: Security was on Sunday stepped up across the Punjab in the wake of uneasy calm among the radicals after the apex court had rejected the petition of Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar to commute his death sentence. The deployment of police have been increased by mobilising Punjab Armed Police...
  • Bhullar issue: Badal, Sukhbir to meet Manmohan Singh April 15, 2013

    Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and his deputy Sukhbir Singh Badal will meet Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday, in connection with the death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar case. "Both Badals will meet the Prime Minister tomorrow to seek commutation of death sentence of Bullar to life...
  • SC verdict on Bhullar: Punjab Police put on high alert April 13, 2013

    Chandigarh/New Delhi: A day after the Supreme Court turned down the plea of death row convict and Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar for commutation of his death sentence to life term, the Punjab Police has been been asked to step up security across the state. Delivering the operative portion...
  • SC decision on Bhullar a setback for 17 others on death row as well April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: No relief for Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar. But the Supreme Court decision spells disappointment for others on death row too. The apex court on Friday rejected the mercy petition of Bhullar, who had sought commutation of his death penalty to life sentence on the ground that...
  • Bhullar verdict is 'death of democracy': SGPC April 12, 2013

    Amritsar: Reacting sharply to the Supreme Court's verdict on Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) on Friday said the judgement was "the death of democracy". "There are two kinds of laws in India. One kind of law is for the Sikh minorities and the other...
  • How can the judiciary hang a mentally unstable man, asks Bhullar's friend April 12, 2013

    Unhappy with the Supreme Court's decision on his friend Devinder Pal Bhullar's mercy petition, Arvinder Singh said their battle is on and they will approach Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the issue. ...
  • SC has been very harsh on Bhullar, says lawyer of Rajiv Gandhi's killers April 12, 2013

    Reacting to the Supreme Court's verdict on Bhullar's mercy plea, lawyer of Rajiv Gandhi's killer M Radhakrishnan says the decision of the apex court has come as a big disappointment for him. "A Constitution bench of the SC had held that mere delay of 5 years or more for those who...
  • SC rejects Devinder Pal Bhullar's plea, upholds death in 1993 blast case April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who had sought commutation of his death penalty to life sentence on the ground that there was inordinate delay by the President over his plea for clemency. The court said that delay cannot be...
  • SC verdict on Devinder Pal Bhullar's mercy plea today April 12, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday will pronounce the much-awaited verdict on the petition of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who had sought commutation of his death penalty to life sentence on the ground that there was inordinate delay by the President over his plea for clemency. Bhullar was sentenced to death...
  • Haryana: Court stays hanging of rape-murder convict April 7, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Saturday temporarily stayed the hanging of a rape-murder convict, Dharampal Singh, in Haryana. A division bench of Justices AK Mittal and Gurmeet Singh Sandhawalia stayed the hanging of the convict following a petition filed by NGO, Lawyers for Human Rights International. The...
  • President Pranab rejects mercy petitions in five cases April 4, 2013

    New Delhi: Expediting the pending mercy petitions, President Pranab Mukherjee upheld execution in five cases and commuted death sentence to life term in two others. Details of President's decision were not available immediately. Seven cases of multiple murders, including one in which a convict, who was out on bail on...
  • Dispose mercy petitions in 3 months: Parliamentary panel March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid demands of death for rapists, a Parliamentary panel today suggested that President should not consider clemency pleas in rape and murder cases and said mercy petitions should be disposed of within three months and reasons for granting clemency should be made public. In its report tabled in...
  • 'Mercy petition' section removed from President's website February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The office of the President has taken off the 'mercy petition' section from its official website and it said matters relating to the subject for public information will henceforth be dealt by the Union Home Ministry. The website had a separate section giving details of the number of...
  • 7 more mercy petitions sent to President for decision February 14, 2013

    New Delhi: Expediting the pending mercy petitions, the Union Home Ministry has sent to the President for final decision on seven cases of multiple murders, including one in which a convict - who was out on bail on rape charge - killed five members of the girl's family. The recommendations...
  • News 360: Tainted chopper deal put on hold, say sources February 13, 2013

    The AugustaWestland chopper deal got murkier with allegations of bribery now being levelled directly at the former Air Chief, SP Tyagi. ...