Clemency

  • Edward Snowden seeks the world's help against US charges November 2, 2013

    Berlin: The US refused to show any leniency to fugitive leaker Edward Snowden on Friday, even as Secretary of State John Kerry conceded that eavesdropping on allies had happened on "automatic pilot" and went too far. Snowden made his appeal for US clemency in a letter released Friday by a German...
  • Pak medical board completes Sarabjit's autopsy May 2, 2013

    Islamabad: A Pakistani medical board completed autopsy on the body of Indian death row convict Sarabjit Singh, who died early on Thursday after being comatose for almost a week following an attack by other prisoners at a Lahore jail. A sixmember medical board performed the autopsy of Sarabjit at the...
  • Sarabjit will be cremated with full state honours: Punjab govt May 2, 2013

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government on Thursday announced that Sarabjit Singh, an Indian prisoner who died in a Lahore hospital after a brutal attack on him, would be given a statelevel funeral after his body is handed over and brought back to India. Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, in a...
  • It's cold blooded murder: Sushma on Sarabjit's death May 2, 2013

    New Delhi: "It is a cold blooded murder," said BJP leader Sushma Swaraj on Thursday following the death of Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh in Pakistan. "It is a cold blooded murder. This is not the way civilized nations behave. #Sarabjit Singh," tweeted Sushma Swaraj. Sarabjit Singh died early on...
  • Judgment commuting MN Das's death sentence crucial in view of Bhullar case: Lawyer May 1, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of murder convict Mahendra Nath Das. The sentence has been commuted to life on the grounds of delay in execution. ...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Assam murder convict MN Das May 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has commuted the death sentence of Assam murder convict Mahendra Nath Das to life sentence. MN Das was convicted in two murder cases in Assam in 1997. The court has commuted the death penalty on the grounds of delay in execution. Mahendra Nath Das killed...
  • Pak forms panel to decide if Sarabjit should be treated abroad April 29, 2013

    Lahore: As Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh's family demands that he be brought back to India for treatment, Pakistan has reportedly formed a panel of experts to decide whether he should be sent abroad for treatment. Sarabjit Singh's health has shown no signs of improvement. Doctors treating him in Lahore have...
  • Pakistan: Sarabjit Singh in 'deep coma', say sources April 27, 2013

    Lahore: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, who was attacked in a Lahore jail in Pakistan, is in 'deep coma' and official sources say no surgery can be conducted on him till his condition stabilises. Sarabjit has been put on ventilator and doctors at the Jinnah Hospital are trying to stabilise him....
  • Pak: Sarabjit Singh put on ventilator, Indian officials meet him April 27, 2013

    Lahore: The death row convict, Sarabjit Singh, who was attacked in a Lahore jail in Pakistan, is in "deep coma" and no surgery can be performed till his condition stabilises, said official sources. He has been put on ventilator. The doctors are carrying out trauma control and are awaiting stabilisation...
  • News 360: Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh attacked by his Lahore jail inmate April 26, 2013

    Indian prisoner on death row Sarabjit Singh was reportedly attacked by fellow jail inmates in Lahore and has been admitted to hospital after the attack inside Kot Lakhpat Jail. Sarabjit has reportedly received head injuries in the attack and is in critical condition. ...
  • Pak: Sarabjit in critical condition after being attacked in jail April 26, 2013

    Lahore: Indian prisoner on death row Sarabjit Singh was reportedly attacked by fellow jail inmates in Lahore and has been admitted to hospital after the attack inside Kot Lakhpat Jail. Sarabjit has reportedly received head injuries in the attack and is in critical condition. Pakistan media has reported that Sarabjit was...
  • Top jurists divided over pardon to Sanjay Dutt March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: The debate over actor Sanjay Dutt's pardon continues to polarise top jurists even as the actor himself has refused to seek clemency. While Dutt said he is ready to surrender and go to jail, others are still pushing for his pardon. Speaking to IBN18 EditorinChief Rajdeep Sardesai, former...
  • Zaibunisa more appropriate to ask for clemency than Dutt: Sanjay Hegde March 28, 2013

    Press Council of India Chairman Justice Markandey Katju on Thursday said that he would seek pardon for both actor Sanjay Dutt and 1993 Mumbai blasts case convict Zaibunisa. But senior Supreme Court Advocate Sanjay Hegde is of the opinion that Zaibunisa is a more appropriate person to ask for clemency...
  • Sarabjit Singh signs fresh appeal seeking clemency February 22, 2013

    Lahore: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh has signed a fresh appeal seeking clemency that is addressed to the people of Pakistan and President Asif Ali Zardari, his lawyer said on Friday. "Sarabjit has signed an appeal addressed jointly to the people of Pakistan and President Zardari and it will...
  • Sarabjit Singh to be released from Pakistan prison June 26, 2012

    Islamabad: In a major breakthrough in the Indo-Pakistan relations, President Asif Ali Zardari has pardoned Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh, converting his death sentence to life imprisonment. According to the Pakistani media, the India prisoner will be released from the jail in the country following the orders. Reports further said that the Law...
  • President defends clemency decisions June 25, 2012

    New Delhi: The Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday defended its granting mercy to some death row convicts saying the power to pardon is not a private act of grace by the President but a part of the constitutional scheme of things. "Article 72 does confer on the President the power to grant...
  • Sarabjit Singh files fresh clemency appeal May 29, 2012

    Islamabad: Indian death row prisoner Sarabjit Singh, convicted for alleged involvement in bomb attacks in 1990 in Pakistan, has sent a fresh clemency appeal to President Asif Ali Zardari, a media report said on Tuesday. This is the fifth mercy petition from Sarabjit, who was sentenced to death for alleged involvement...
  • Rajoana clemency row: SC criticises Punjab govt March 29, 2012

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has criticised the Punjab government on the Balwant Singh Rajoana clemency issue. The court called the stay on the hanging of Rajoana, a drama by the state government. Rajoana is one of the assassins of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh and was to be...
  • Clemency row: Afzal vs Balwant - are there double standards? March 28, 2012

    The Congress and the BJP have been saying Afzal Guru must be hanged even as the J&K government has been seeking clemency. ...
  • Beant Singh killing: Punjab on alert before Rajoana's hanging March 27, 2012

    The government asked 15 paramilitary companies to be deployed ahead of Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging on March 31. ...
  • Beant killing: Court to decide on Rajoana's execution March 27, 2012

    New Delhi: A trial court in Chandigarh is expected to decide on the execution of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's co-assassin on Tuesday. Balwant Singh Rajoana is scheduled to be hanged on March 31. Several Sikh groups including the ruling Akali Dal-backed SGPC have appealed for clemency for him. The Patiala Central...
  • Afzal clemency: MLA protests outside J&K House September 29, 2011

    new Delhi:There were protests outside Jammu and Kashmir Assembly ahead of the Afzal Guru clemency debate on Thursday. Independent MLA Engineer Rashid and his supporters were detained by the police for staging a protest outside the house. Rashid was released soon after. Earlier, the Afzal Guru clemency debate was stalled after...
  • Afzal clemency debate: Uproar in J&K Assembly September 29, 2011

    New Delhi: The Afzal Guru clemency debate was stalled after there was uproar in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly for the second day on Thursday. Earlier, Assembly proceedings in Jammu and Kashmir was adjourned for the day on Wednesday. There was a scheduled debate and a vote on the resolution seeking mercy...
  • J&K Assembly fails to debate Afzal's clemency September 28, 2011

    Srinagar: The controversial resolution seeking clemency for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru could not be debated in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly on Wednesday. The Assembly was adjourned for the day after repeated adjournments caused by clashes between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Opposition leader Mehbooba Mufti slammed state...
  • No hand in creating ruckus over Afzal debate: Cong September 28, 2011

    Congress MLA Sharief Niaz on Wednesday denied trying to stall the discussion on the Afzal Guru. ...
  • Afzal clemency: Debate in J&K Assembly today September 28, 2011

    New Delhi: On July 27, 2011 Union Ministry for Home Affairs sent Mohammed Afzal Guru's mercy petition to the President recommending that the clemency plea be rejected. It seemed to be all but the end of the road for the Parliament attack convict till Engineer Rashid, Independent member of J&K...
  • J&K: BJP to hold protests over Afzal resolution September 26, 2011

    Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir unit of BJP on Monday said it would hold statewide protests against the proposed resolution seeking clemency for Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. "Chief Minister Omar Abdullah is saying that hanging of Guru would disturb situation in Kashmir Valley, we say if it is not done...
  • PC recommends clemency to death row convict October 31, 2009

    New Delhi: In a decision that can lead to a final view on the clemency petition of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru, Home Minister P Chidambaram has recommended to the President commutation of the death sentence of a prisoner in Tamil Nadu. This is the first of the 28 cases, including...
  • Indian prisoner Sarabjit's family seeks help for release July 30, 2009

    Mumbai: The family of Sarabjit Singh, the Indian prisoner on death row in Pakistan is trying to garner public support across the country for his mercy petition. Sarabjit’s plea for clemency was quashed once by the Pakistan Supreme Court. Sarabjit Singh was sentenced to death for his alleged role in...
  • Pak removes Sarabjit from death row cell: report October 28, 2008

    Islamabad: Sarabjit Singh, the Indian awarded capital punishment in Pakistan, has been removed from a prison cell for death row inmates in a Lahore jail. Geo News, the private Pakistani TV news channel, reported that the transfer perhaps indicates that the Sarabjit would not be hanged. The Pakistani government has not...