New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday re-affirmed its January 21 verdict, granting life to 15 death-row convicts on account of their mental illness or the undue and unexplained delay in rejection of their mercy petitions. Among the 15 beneficiaries were slain sandalwood smuggler Veerappan’s four gang members who killed 22 policemen in 1993. Based on its verdict, the apex court ...Read More »
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SC to hear Bhullar’s plea on Jan 28
New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on January 28 hear Devender Pal Singh Bhullar’s plea for revisiting the April 12, 2013 Supreme Court judgment refusing to commute his death sentence. A Bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam agreed to take up the plea after senior advocate KTS Tulsi sought an early hearing following the court’s ruling this week that even ...Read More »
Where would the British Army be without the Sikhs?
I’ve been rather surprised by all the media attention over the appearance of Guardsman Jatenderpal Bhullar on parade duty outside Buckingham Palace this week. For sure, Guardsman Bhullar, 25, has become the first Sikh to wear his turban on guard duty outside the palace. But it is not all that long ago that turban-wearing Sikhs were a familiar feature of ...Read More »