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  1. Bhullar suicidal, has psychiatric disorder: Experts Indian Express Apurva Posted online: Fri May 24 2013, 02:33 hrs New Delhi : A medical board, constituted by the Delhi government to ascertain the condition of death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, has come to the conclusion that he suffers from severe depression with psychotic symptoms and suicidal tendencies. The jail manual states that a death row convict has to be declared physically and mentally fit before execution. The medical board was formed after the Supreme Court rejected Bhullars petition to commute his death sentenc
  2. http://www.dayandnightnews.com/2013/05/punjab-announces-40-pc-subsidy-on-solar-pumps/
  3. OVER 250 Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations across the globe had in the first 24 hours signed up to the resolution agreed in the UK on Sunday 5 May at Guru Nanak Gurdwara, Smethwick regarding the Memorial for June 1984 in Amritsar. The hand-written 2-page resolution in Punjabi is available from the Sikh Federation (UK) Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sikh-Federation-UK-SFUK/440939405994284 The Sikh Federation (UK) has had a fantastic response from Gurdwaras and Sikh organisation across the UK and abroad. Over 120 UK Gurdwaras and Sikh organisations had signed up to the resol
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  5. SIKH FEDERATION (UK) WARNS INDIAN POLITICIANS OF DIRE CONSEQUENCES IF THEY MISJUDGE THE MOOD OF SIKHS 1 May 2013 The Sikh Federation has issued a strongly worded statement warning politicians in Punjab and the centre to recognise the sentiment of Sikhs not only in the Diaspora, but also those in Punjab, Delhi and other parts of India. The statement from Bhai Amrik Singh, the Chair of the Sikh Federation (UK) reads: Politicians need to take heed of the mood of Sikhs. If they misjudge this mood they will be responsible for the consequences and the angry reaction that may result. Politici
  6. SIKH FEDERATION (UK) WELCOMES CREATION OF CAUCUS IN US CONGRESS TO REPRESENT SIKH INTERESTS 25 April 2013 A bipartisan group of 28 influential lawmakers in the US House of Representatives have established the first Sikh-American Congressional Caucus to have the interests of the American Sikh community represented in the US Congress. The Sikh Federation (UK) given its leading role in lobbying in the UK and setting up of the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Sikhs in the UK in 2005 was specifically invited to the formal launch at Capitol Hill in Washington yesterday, of the first-e
  7. CASTE DISCRIMINATION SET TO BECOME UNLAWFUL IN THE UK AND CAUSE MAJOR DIFFICULTIES FOR HINDU ORGANISATIONS 23 April 2013 Today the UK became the first European country to pass legislation on caste discrimination. Many including all Sikh organisations agree caste discrimination is unacceptable and must not be tolerated as stated by the Government Minister. The Sikh Federation (UK) which relied on the Sikh Council UK to represent a sensible Sikh view decided to directly get involved in influencing politicians at the eleventh hour this morning due to inaccurate comments about Sikhs by polit
  8. FEDERATION OF SIKH ORGANISATIONS (FSO), GURDWARAS & SIKH MEDIA: Mass protest on Monday 15 April outside the Indian High Commission 12 noon -2pm, followed by march to UK Parliament and lobbying of MPs. This protest, march and lobby that will conclude by 5pm and is in support of Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar and censorship of film Sadda Haq.
  9. Colour and celebrations as new Sikh temple in Newcastle opens Sun 21 Apr 2013UK It's been an historic day for Tyneside's Sikh community with the official opening of a new temple that cost the community £2.7 million to build. The new building, just off the city's Westgate Road, replaces an old Temple which has been used or almost 35 years. Today a Holy Book was moved from the old building to the new in a colourful ceremony. The project has taken 15 years to complete. The new Temple, called a Gurdwara, will be used as a focal point for the entire community. As well as worship, it has
  10. Govt rethinks stand on Bhullar after mercy pleas Nagendar Sharma, Hindustan Times New Delhi, April 19, 2013 First Published: 01:53 IST(19/4/2013) | Last Updated: 02:11 IST(19/4/2013) The government is reconsidering the decision to execute death row convict DPS Bhullar after the Punjab government and a human rights group moved the Rashtrapati Bhavan with fresh mercy pleas on Thursday. The pleas, citing Bhullars mental condition, are likely to help the government in wriggling out of a tight spot following the rejection of his petition by the Supreme Court last week. The Centres final d
  11. ACHR files fresh mercy plea on Bhullar to President Mukherjee New Delhi , Thu, 18 Apr 2013ANI New Delhi, April 18 (ANI): The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today submitted a fresh mercy plea to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking commutation of death sentence of condemned prisoner Devender Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment. The ACHR claimed in a statement that there is already a precedent for the President of India to reconsider a mercy plea twice. The mercy plea of death-row convict, Mahendra Nath Das, of Assam was considered twice as shown from the minutes of the Rashtrapati Bh
  12. Bhullar is innocent, says Sikh writer to NHRC New Delhi,Immigration/Law/Rights, Wed, 17 Apr 2013IANS New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) An eminent Sikh writer has appealed to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to intervene and pardon 1993 Delhi bombing convict Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar. In his April 15 letter to the chairperson of the NHRC, Sangat Singh said: "It is my earnest conviction and submission that Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar is a completely innocent person and not involved in the bomb blast." Singh, a former Indian government official who is the author of 'The Sikhs in Histo
  13. Plea seeks referring case to constitutional bench HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times New Delhi, April 17, 2013 First Published: 23:43 IST(17/4/2013) | Last Updated: 00:23 IST(18/4/2013) A Patiala resident has sent a petition to the Supreme Court, seeking a stay on Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's execution so as to enable a larger bench to consider the legal issues involved in the case. In a petition addressed to the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Altamas Kabir, Tarsem Singh Khatkar (73) said the apex court bench that rejected Bhullar's petition could not have entertained the matter as a "subs
  14. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF PROF BHULLAR AI index: ASA 20/022/2013 17 April 2013 INDIA: GOVERNMENT URGED TO STOP ALL EXECUTIONS AS NEW CONCERNS EMERGE Amnesty International is seriously alarmed by the decision issued by the Supreme Court of India in Devender Pal Singh Bhullars case on 12 April 2013. Amnesty International urges the Indian authorities not to carry out this or any other executions and to immediately establish a moratorium on the implementation of death sentences as a first step towards abolition of the death penalty. Devender Pal Singhs trial fe
  15. Public prosecutor turns surprise ally for Bhullar MittaManoj Mitta, TNN | Apr 18, 2013, 04.15 AM IST Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar has received support from an unlikely quarter: the special public prosecutor who had appeared against him in the Supreme Court in 2002. NEW DELHI: Even as the home ministry is examining the Punjab government's plea to commute his death penalty, Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar has received support from an unlikely quarter: the special public prosecutor who had appeared against him in the Supreme Court in 2002. Though two of the three judges on the Supreme Court benc
  16. OPEN LETTER FROM THE FEDERATION OF SIKH ORGANISATIONS (UK) TO THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT REGARDING PROFESSOR BHULLAR Published: April 16, 2013 OPEN LETTER FROM THE FEDERATION OF SIKH ORGANISATIONS TO THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT 15 April 2013 HANGING PROFESSOR DAVINDERPAL SINGH BHULLAR WILL BE THE FINAL STEP IN A MASSIVE MISCARRIAGE OF JUSTICE AND ANOTHER INDICATION SIKHS CAN NEVER GET JUSTICE IN INDIA As of today, 140 or more than two-thirds of countries in the world have abolished the death penalty in law or practice. However, India, the world’s so-called largest democracy, is defying world opini
  17. Amnesty wants death penalty "moratorium" amid Sikh protests PTI London, April 16, 2013 Amid protests by UK-based Sikhs against the death sentence of Delhi bomb blast accused Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, a prominent human rights group has called on the Indian government to establish a "moratorium" on capital punishment. As hundreds of Sikh protesters sporting pro-Khalistan banners gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London Monday to voice their protest against the death sentence awarded to Delhi bomb blast accused Bhullar, London-based Amnesty International warned that India wa
  18. Bhullar security up, time with family cut to 10 minutes from 4 hrs per day Pritha Chatterjee : New Delhi, Tue Apr 16 2013, 11:04 hrs Three days after the Supreme Court rejected his mercy plea, death row convict Devinderpal Singh Bhullar's security was tightened and the visiting time with his family members curtailed drastically at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences (IHBAS) in Delhi, where he has been admitted since December 2010. The police personnel guarding his ward room has been doubled to eight from earlier four, officials said Monday. A senior police official from
  19. Protest, March and Lobby MPs Save an Innocent Professor from Death in India Thousands of Sikhs from across the UK are expected to protest and lay siege outside the High Commission of India on Monday 15 April between 12 noon and 2pm following the decision by the Supreme Court of India on Friday 12 April that Professor Davinderpal Singh Bhullar should be put to death by hanging. Sikhs will then march from the High Commission in Aldwych, down the Strand and Whitehall to the Houses of Parliament. Sikhs have been contacting MPs since Friday via email, social media and telephone and will lobby
  20. SIKH FEDERATION (UK) URGES SIKHS IN GERMANY TO GET GERMAN GOVERNMENT TO RAISE CASE OF PROFESSOR BHULLAR AND TO IMMEDIATELY STOP CENSORSHIP OF THE FILM SAADA HAQ WHEN MANMOHAN SINGH VISITS LATER THIS WEEK 8 April 2013 The Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be visiting Germany on Wednesday for a 3-day visit. He will hold talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin from Wednesday. The main purpose of his visit is to get support for the India-European Union Foreign Trade Agreement (FTA). The negotiations between the EU and India began 6 years ago in April 2007 and so far twel
  21. URGENT ACTION EXECUTION IMMINENT AFTER PLEA REJECTED The Supreme Court of India rejected the commutation plea of Devender Pal Singh Bhullar on 12 April. This verdict could affect the cases of at least 17 more prisoners. Devender Pal Singh Bhullar was sentenced to death in August 2001 for his involvement in a bomb attack in New Delhi in 1993 that killed nine people. He was arrested at the New Delhi Airport in January 1995 under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), a law that subsequently lapsed, and contained provisions incompatible with international fair tria
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