Remove India’s death penalty from the penal code inherited from its colonial past

It is interesting when you read about the person who killed Beant Singh. It is very much in the news at the moment.
Especially the Indian media and discussed on European ethnic based satellite media channels.

The Wikipedia article suggests the positive side of Beant Singh. We should also present the evidence of Beant Singh’s misdemeanour’s into the public domain more prominently.

Drawing an analogy to other similar events. For example: Sadam Hussein and Bin Laden both killed thousands of people. Yet, no one suggested that these infamous dictators / terrorists should be spared. Then why is it that the person who tried to stop Beant Singh will be hung?

For example, the following article in the Huffington Post  questions the premise behind the decision to execute: Balwant Singh Rajoana. The article is entitled: Death Penalty in the Land of Non-Violence.

The articles points hold true:

In court Balwant Singh questioned India’s commitment to its own constitution, human rights and the law citing the assassinated Chief Minister’s actions.

During Beant Singh’s four years, it is estimated that over 10000 young people were killed by police death squads given rewards for ‘eliminating suspects’, despite India’s repeated claims that there were only 300 armed Sikh Nationalists. Question, who were the other 9700 killed? There were so many false encounters.

Justice has not been served or honoured for the thousands killed in 1984. Evidence exists against those who are accused of killing 4000+ during the Pogroms of 1984. Why is it that they are allowed to walk free? Remember that many of those killed were by burning them alive with tyres around their necks (known as necklacing).

The removal of death penalty from the penal code inherited from its colonial past is essential.

The truth is out there.

Categories: 2012, Sikh Media, Sikhs

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  1. Speech at March Rally for Justice – House of Parliament |
  2. Speech at March Rally for Justice at UK House of Parliament |

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