Govt instructs mission in UAE to help Indians on death row
New Delhi: The government Monday night
instructed its mission in the UAE to help the 17 Indians file
an appeal against the death sentences handed to them by a
Shariah court for killing a Pakistani man and injuring three
"The Indian Mission in UAE has been asked to provide
all legal assistance to the 17 Indians so that they can file
an appeal," a senior official of the Ministry of Overseas
Indian Affairs said.
He said Overseas Indian Affairs Minister Vayalar Ravi
has also asked the mission to file a detailed report to the
government about the case.
"We have taken the issue seriously and asked the
mission to do whatever it can to help them," the official
Judge of Sharjah's Shariah court Yousuf Al Hamadi
sentenced the Indians to death after all evidence, including
DNA tests, showed they had knifed the Pakistani to death in
January last year, Khaleej Times reported today.
The victim had died of his wounds after he was stabbed
repeatedly on various parts of his body and had also suffered
brain damage, police said.
The attack followed a fight over the control of the
illegal liquor business in Al Sajaa area of Sharjah, one of
the emirates of UAE, the paper said.