With Supreme Court commuting Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar`s death sentence to life term, NC and PDP on Monday raked up the execution of Afzal Guru, saying the verdict will keep reminding Kashmir of the "miscarriage of justice" in the Parliament attack case.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear in an open court the plea of Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Devinderpal Singh for commutation of death sentence awarded to him for the September 1993 blast to life imprisonment.
Taking cue from the Supreme Court`s recent decision to commute sentences of 15 death row convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay in their execution, 1993 Delhi blast convict Devender Pal Singh Bhullar has moved the apex court seeking commutation of his death penalty to life term.
The Supreme Court`s landmark ruling on the hanging of condemned convicts is likely to impact the case of Assam`s death row murder convict Mahendra Nath Das, whose mercy plea was rejected by the president in 2011.
The Supreme Court has said that while the president or a governor cannot overturn its final verdict, in appropriate cases they can form an opinion whether a case is made out for grant of pardon or reprieve.
Voices to save Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar from the gallows are growing in Punjab as T-shirts donning his image are doing the rounds and people from all walks of life are pledging their support.