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President stays Rajoana's execution
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President stays Rajoana's execution

The hanging of Balwant Singh Rajoana, assassin of former Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh, was today stayed by the Centre following a mercy petition.

Rajoana's second letter: Youth should maintain peace
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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'
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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
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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.

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

Despite notice, Patiala jailor refuses to accept Rajoana's death warrant
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Despite notice, Patiala jailor refuses to accept Rajoana's death warrant

Despite a court in Chandigarh issuing him a showcause notice for contempt, the Patiala jail superintendent on Tuesday again refused to accept the warrant of death for Babbar Khalsa terrorist Balwant Singh Rajoana.

Chandigarh court says Rajoana must be hanged on 31 March
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Chandigarh court says Rajoana must be hanged on 31 March

A sessions court in Chandigarh said the death sentence on Balwant Singh Rajoana had to be carried out and also served a contempt notice on the superintendent of the Patiala jail.

Rajoana clemency row: Centre unwilling to intervene
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Rajoana clemency row: Centre unwilling to intervene

Asked about Akali Dal government's demand for clemency to Rajoana, Khurshid said, "I have also heard it but this is the system, and neither the state government nor the Centre can do anything outside the system that has been put in place."

Rajoana rejects clemency, says SAD has vested interests
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Rajoana rejects clemency, says SAD has vested interests

Former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh's co-assassin Balwant Singh Rajaona has hit out at the Akali Dal in a letter addressed to the Sikh community, he has refused help from the ruling party saying he is ready to die.

Thanks to politics, Rajoana not to be hanged on 31 Mar
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Thanks to politics, Rajoana not to be hanged on 31 Mar

Two days back, the Superintendent had returned the death warrant issued by the Court here that said Rajoana be hanged at Patiala Central Jail on 31 March.