GERMANY BEHAVED IN DESPICABLE WAY BY SENDING A MAN TO HIS DEATH IN INDIA
GERMANY OPPOSES DEATH PENALTY IN PRINCIPLE, ENVOY TELLS INDIA
PTI | Apr 26, 2013, 03.29 PM IST
HYDERABAD: German ambassador to India Michael Steiner said that his nation opposes death penalty in principle to all convicts, including former Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar.
The diplomat said that Germany's intension was communicated to the Indian government, as the death penalty would not serve the cause of justice.
"In principle, we are against the application of death penalty. This is our position. Everybody knows it. We are not alone in the world. Many countries take this position. India knows it. We communicated this to India also because, in principle, we think it does not serve the cause of justice to have a death penalty," Steiner said.
Bhullar was awarded death penalty for triggering a bomb blast in New Delhi in September 1993, killing nine people and injuring 25 others, including then youth Congress president MS Bitta.
While trying to escape to Canada via Germany, he was caught by German authorities in December 1994. Later he applied for asylum in Germany. However, Germany deported him to India in January 1995.
On 26 March 2002, the apex court dismissed Bhullar's appeal against the death sentence awarded by a trial court in August 2001 and endorsed by the Delhi High Court in 2002.
After a lapse of over eight years, the President dismissed his mercy plea on 25 May 2011.
Two weeks ago, the apex Court dismissed Bhullar's plea to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment on grounds of a delay in deciding his mercy plea.
Replying to a query, Steiner said he did not request the Indian government specifically on Bhullar's issue.
"I did not request anything. I think our position is crystal clear on this point and applies to all cases where death penalty is pending," the envoy said.
Steiner is in Hyderabad as part of the 'Excellence on Tour 2013', an initiative of the German government and German House for Research and Innovation (DWIH New Delhi).
The eight-day show will showcase the various research opportunities available in Germany and give the audience a chance to directly interact with participating German institutions, the ambassador said.
IT'S A SHAME THAT GERMANY, A GOOD DEMOCRACY, DEPORTED PROF BHULLAR WHO WAS FACING THE THREAT OF HANGING BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT. IN CONTRAST BRITAIN HAS KEPT BACK THE MOST DANGEROUS TERRORIST, ABU QATADA, FEARING HIS HANGING IN JORDAN WHERE HE IS WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH AN ACT OF TERRORISM.
IT SEEMS THAT THE GERMAN DEMOCRACY IS STILL NOT MATURE.
THERE IS A WORLD WIDE IMPRESSION THAT THE “DEEP-FROZEN” STAGNANT POLITICAL SYSTEM UNDER ONE CORRUPT DYNASTY SINCE 1947, IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE, VINDICTIVE AND FULL OF MALICE.
BESIDES PROF BHULLAR, WHO WILL BE HANGED TO DEATH, THERE ARE SEVERAL TAMILS AWAITING DEATH UNDER GALLOWS FOR KILLING RAJIV GANDHI, NOTORIOUS FOR HIS BOFORS COMMISSINS.
INDIAN RULERS ARE INCAPABLE OF SOLVING THE PROBLEMS ISSUES THROUGH DIALOGUE AND NEGOTIATION BUT QUICKLY RESORT TO SHOOTING AND HANGING THE OPPONENTS OF REGIME.
BESIDES THE AGGRIEVED TAMILS THERE ARE THE KASHMIRI MUSLIMS AGITATING FOR FREEDOM FROM INDIA. THEIR CASE IS BASED ON THE ANOMALY THAT LAHORE WAS GIVEN TO PAKISTAN BUT NOT SRINAGAR!
AS A RESULT OF “KASHMIR DISPUTE” THE ONCE TOURISTS’ PARADISE IS NOW TOO DANGEROUS FOR ANY TOURIST.
THE SIKH ISSUE IS SIMPLE, TOO, TO UNDERSTAND. THE DEMAND FOR KHALISTAN AROSE WHEN INDIA CONCEDED PAKISTAN TO APPEASE THE MUSLIMS.
THE SIKHS DO REMEMBER HOW QUICKLY THE INDIAN LEADERS CONCEDED PAKISTAN WITHOUT ANY REGARD FOR THEIR HOLIEST SHRINE AT NANKANA SAHIB THAT WAS ALSO SURRENDERED IN 1947 AS WELL AS THE CITY OF LAHORE WHERE THE NON MUSLIM POPULATION WAS 75%.
THE WORSENING POLITICAL SITUATION IN INDIA IS DUE TO EXTREMELY POOR CALIBRE OF HER RULERS AND THE PERPETUAL STRANGULATING HOLD BY ONE DYNASTY (KNOWN AS “NEHRU DYNASTY”) AND ITS ALLIES, THE MUSLIMS.
THE SIKHS ALSO PROTEST OVER THE MURDER OF MORE THAN 4,000 INNOCENT SIKHS IN 1984 AFTER THE PRIME MINISTER INDIRA GANDHI, A SECRET CONVERT TO ISLAM, was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards who had seen their own relatives killed by the police in extra-judicial unlawful killings.
INDIA IS A FAILED STATE NOW SINKING IN CORRUPTION AND DISORDER. The present incompetent rulers are a contrast to the British who maintained peace across the sub continent and kept India functioning properly until 1947.