In Chandigarh India a unique drama is playing out.I know death is not drama even if it is of a convicted murderer.India has not executed any body in years .Their are several people on death row.Even the perpetrator of most heinous crimes have not been executed. Kasab the sole surviving perpetrator of Mumbai massacre is being taken care in prison at a very high cost.Conspirator of attack on the Indian parliament(with many causalities) has been given death penalty and has been in the prison.
Now comes the twists. TO BEGIN WITH I AM AGAINST THE DEATH PENALTY. THEIR ARE THOSE WHO THINK PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE IS MUCH HARSHER PUNISHMENT THAN DEATH SENTENCE.I think No state should have power to kill its citizens.In India when the prisoners has asked for clemency Indian courts have converted the death sentence into life imprisonment.
It is shame on SGPC to accord martyrdom on convicted murderer of elected Chief Minister of Punjab Dilawar singh and Balwant singh Rajoana who has been convicted , was a police officer in police.It is like Vatican anointing sainthood on Killer of Martin Luther or Gandhi.The ruling party of Punjab is pro SGPC and listens to its edicts of this organizations.I think it is a dangerous mix of faith and politics.Punjab politicians are trying to win clemency for this man and they are threatening violence in state if Rajoana is hanged.In Kashmir the chief Minister and people from opposition want the courts to give clemency for the terrorists who attacked parliament and killed many people.
I WOULD CONVERT TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT FOR ALL ON DEATH ROW.MY REASONS ARE FOR THE HIGH SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE AND EVEN THE LIFE OF A KILLER AND TERRORIST.I DISLIKE ALL WHO PROMOTE HATRED AND TRIBALISM.
Tribune the premier English language paper had the following news praising SGPC actions.This chief minister who was killed by Rojana and associates was a follower of Sikhism.I cry because Sikh was created to protect the Hindus.
Dal Khalsa hails martyr status: Hailing the Akal Takht decision to accord martyr status to Dilawar Singh, the Dal Khalsa has asked Jathedar Giani Gurbachan Singh to take an initiative to install the portrait of Dilawar Singh at the Sikh Central Museum. The Dal Khalsa leaders, in a joint statement, said the decision to accord martyr status to both Dilawar Singh and Balwant Singh Rajoana was a welcome move. — TNS