NEW DELHI,South Asian News Agency (SANA): Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the plea of Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking stay order against the death penalty to Balwant Singh an accused of the Beant Singh murder case. Meanwhile Sikh community in Pakistan and India has announced to stage protests against the death sentence.
PIL filed application to get stay order against additional session judge orders who announced the death sentence on Mach 05, 2012 and ordered to hang Balwant on March 31.
PIL stated in plea before the high court that court may issue stay order against additional court decision till the decision of appeal in Supreme Court.
The advocate of PIL stated that they would challenge the HC orders in Supreme Court.
Sardar Beant Singh was involved in the killing of Sikh youths on the directions of government, who committed ethnic cleansing of Sikh youths. Prior to this Balwant Singh had said while giving statement in court that the bad treatment was being done with the minorities in India.
He further informed the court that he had no need of attorney because he knew what he has done, adding that they want to end the slavery of the Hindus and Burhamans, adding that the security of the Sikhs was the birth right which should be protected.
On this statement the court of Chandigarh had announced death sentence; upon which the Balwant Singh has recorded his last desire saying that he want to donate the eyes after death, adding that the eyes should be given to the his sister Kamal Deep Singh.
On the other hand the Sikh community in Pakistan has announced protest on 10:00 AM today (Friday). In this connection the rally would be taken out in Nankana Sahib District from Janam Asthan Temple to Tanbu Sahib Temple. On the other hand protest has been announced in India at large scale on the death sentence of Balwant Singh.
- Death Penalty in the Land of Non-Violence (kractivist.wordpress.com)