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Uk Govt To Raise Its Opposition To Proff Bhullars Death Sentence With India

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The protests against Proff Bhullar's execution have had success. The UK Govt is to raise its opposition with India.

All those that have been involved in lobbies, camped out Downing St well done.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Will-ask-India-to-commute-Bhullars-death-UK-govt-to-Sikh-delegation/articleshow/21666075.cms?

Will ask India to commute Bhullar's death: UK govt to Sikh delegation

Kounteya Sinha, TNN | Aug 7, 2013, 03.16 AM IST

LONDON: A British foreign office minister on Tuesday told Sikhs that UK will ask India to drop the death penalty against Davinderpal Singh Bhullar.

Hugo Swire Britain's minister for India in the foreign office met Sikh representatives with Lord Indarjit Singh of Wimbledon and discussed the case of Bhullar whose appeal for his death sentence to be commuted was rejected by India's Supreme Court on April 12.

They said, "If India executes Bhullar it will signal to the world that it is backward and prepared to eliminate all Sikh prisoners."

Swire told the delegation that UK was against the death penalty in all circumstances. Swire said UK will monitor the case of Bhullar closely "as we will in all cases where the death penalty has been given as a sentence".

He further said that UK will call on the Indian government to reintroduce a moratorium on the death penalty, with a view to formal abolition. "We are against death penalty and we aren't changing that," Swire had told TOI recently.

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