Punjab and Haryana High Court has dismissed the plea of Public Interest
Litigation (PIL) seeking stay order against the death penalty to Balwant Singh
an accused of the Beant Singh murder case. Meanwhile Sikh community in Pakistan
and India has announced to stage protests against the death sentence.
There were allegations on Sadar Balwant Singh that he killed the chief minister
of East Punjab Sadar Beant Singh accusing him as killer of Sikh youth.
PIL filed application to get stay order against additional session judge orders
who announced the death sentence on Mach 05, 2012 and ordered to hang Balwant
on March 31.
PIL stated in plea before the high court that court may issue stay order
against additional court decision till the decision of appeal in Supreme Court.
The advocate of PIL stated that they would challenge the HC orders in Supreme
Meanwhile, Sikh community in Pakistan and India has announced to stage protests
against the death sentence, stating that discrimination is being committed
against Sikh community.
Sardar Beant Singh was involved in the killing of Sikh youths on the directions
of government, who committed ethnic cleansing of Sikh youths. Prior to this
Balwant Singh had said while giving statement in court that the bad treatment
was being done with the minorities in India.
He further informed the court that he had no need of attorney because he knew
what he has done, adding that they want to end the slavery of the Hindus and
Burhamans, adding that the security of the Sikhs was the birth right which
should be protected.
On this statement the court of Chandigarh had announced death sentence; upon
which the Balwant Singh has recorded his last desire saying that he want to
donate the eyes after death, adding that the eyes should be given to the his
sister Kamal Deep Singh.
On the other hand the Sikh community in Pakistan has announced protest on 10:00
AM today (Friday). In this connection the rally would be taken out in Nankana
Sahib District from Janam Asthan Temple to Tanbu Sahib Temple. On the other
hand protest has been announced in India at large scale on the death sentence
of Balwant Singh.
(source: South Asian News Agency)