Balwant Singh-rajoana

Showing of 1 - 20 from 25 results
Balwant Singh-rajoana - Total results - 25
No pardon for Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted of assassinating Punjab CM Beant Singh in 1995, says Amit Shah while replying to Congress member in Lok Sabha
Politics

No pardon for Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted of assassinating Punjab CM Beant Singh in 1995, says Amit Shah while replying to Congress member in Lok Sabha

Amit Shah said this during Question Hour, Congress' Ravneet Singh Bittu sought a response from Shah on why Rajoana was pardoned

Balwant Singh Rajoana's death sentence commuted to life imprisonment; he was key conspirator in ex-Punjab CM's murder
India

Balwant Singh Rajoana's death sentence commuted to life imprisonment; he was key conspirator in ex-Punjab CM's murder

Rajoana was charged as the key conspirator in the murder of Singh in 1995. Arrested shortly after the then Chief Minister's assassination, Rajoana confessed to his crime in 1997.

Battle for a separate state: Will Khalistan be an important issue in the Punjab Assembly polls?
Politics

Battle for a separate state: Will Khalistan be an important issue in the Punjab Assembly polls?

Fears of return of the separatist movement have been rising since mainstream parties and fringe players started pursuing the Panthic agenda in the state.

Gurdaspur terror attack: Time to dust up the KPS Gill doctrine to deal with it
India

Gurdaspur terror attack: Time to dust up the KPS Gill doctrine to deal with it

The Gurdaspur terrorist attack shows that Pakistan is committed to escalating the conflict. It is time for a more robust reponse from the Indian state. KPS Gill had the right kind of response to Khalistani terrorism

State's eagerness to hang 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon doesn't quite pass the smell test
India

State's eagerness to hang 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon doesn't quite pass the smell test

There is something that does not smell right about Yakub Memon's death sentence, now due for execution later this month. When the assassin of a Punjab CM and Rajiv's killers can get political support for a reprieve, why not Memon?

After Afzal's hanging, Beant Singh's grandson seeks same for Rajoana
India

After Afzal's hanging, Beant Singh's grandson seeks same for Rajoana

Following the hanging of Afzal Guru, Congress MP and grandson of late former Chief Minister Beant Singh, Ravneet Singh Bittu, demanded the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana, the convict on death row for assassinating the former Punjab chief.

Rajoana's mercy petition to be examined on merit: Chidu
India

Rajoana's mercy petition to be examined on merit: Chidu

The Home Ministry will examine on merit the mercy petition of Balwant Singh Rajoana, sentenced to death for assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, and it will be submitted to the President for a final decision.

Badal defends his govt's stand on Rajoana
India

Badal defends his govt's stand on Rajoana

Rajoana, a Babbar Khalsa terror group member, has been sentenced to death for killing former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh in Chandigarh on 31 August, 1995.

Rajoana case: BJP, SAD for abolition of death penalty
India

Rajoana case: BJP, SAD for abolition of death penalty

Against the backdrop of clemency demands for death row convict Balwant Singh Rajoana, BJP and SAD today made a strong pitch in the Rajya Sabha for abolition of death penalty by asking Government to bring a legislation.

SC refuses to entertain clemency plea for Rajoana
India

SC refuses to entertain clemency plea for Rajoana

The Supreme Court today refused to pass any order on a plea for clemency to Balwant Singh Rajoana, awarded death penalty for assassination of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh.

Rajoana clemency: Curfew continues in Gurdaspur
India

Rajoana clemency: Curfew continues in Gurdaspur

Curfew continued in Gurdaspur after a youth was killed in police firing following a clash over the fate of Balwant Singh Rajoana.

SC slams Punjab for 'drama' in Rajoana case
India

SC slams Punjab for 'drama' in Rajoana case

The court on Wednesday during the hearing of the matter had pointed to the different treatment different convicts on the death row receive.

One dead in Punjab over Rajoana's death sentence
Politics

One dead in Punjab over Rajoana's death sentence

One person was allegedly killed in police firing when two groups clashed over Rajoana's death sentence.

Punjab police crackdown on Rajoana supporters, ban protests
Politics

Punjab police crackdown on Rajoana supporters, ban protests

Punjab police detained several radical Sikh leaders and have banned three protest marches to be held today in support of Balwant Singh Rajoana, convicted in the Beant Singh assassination case.

Images: Sikhs protest against Rajoana's hanging
Photos

Images: Sikhs protest against Rajoana's hanging

Sikhs in Jammu and Kashmir joined their counterparts in Punjab to protest Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana's hanging scheduled for Saturday. Images of their protest.

Rajoana's second letter: Youth should maintain peace
Politics

Rajoana's second letter: Youth should maintain peace

The man at the centre of a political storm in Punjab, Balwant Singh Rajoana, has written a second letter from his cell in Patiala, asking the state government not to seek clemency for him.

Khalistan double standard: Turning terrorists to 'martyrs'
Politics

Khalistan double standard: Turning terrorists to 'martyrs'

All our politicians tough on terrorism – except when their vote bank calculations dictate otherwise. It's why Tamilian and Sikh terrorists get a "son of the soil" pass that, say, Kashmiris do not.

Amnesty International asks PM not to hang Rajoana
Politics

Amnesty International asks PM not to hang Rajoana

Amnesty International has drafted an open letter addressed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, asking him to halt the execution of Balwant Singh Rajoana and further impose a moratorium on capital punishment in India.

Clemency doubts: Why the fuss over Rajoana, asks SC
Politics

Clemency doubts: Why the fuss over Rajoana, asks SC

The Supreme Court's doubts over when the Indian government decides to award clemency only if there is political support for it, raises questions over the case of Balwant Singh Rajoana and the capital punishment.

Bandh to protest Rajoana's execution hits normal life in Punjab
India

Bandh to protest Rajoana's execution hits normal life in Punjab

The call for bandh evoked a total response in the city where Rajoana is lodged in the local Central Jail awaiting his execution on 31 March as per the orders of the Chandigarh Sessions Court.