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