Press Esc to close
Tuesday 29 July 2014
News updated at 3:04 AM IST
Weather
Max: 27.7°C
Min : 20.7°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Bhullar verdict: SGPC reacts to SC ruling, calls it 'murder of democracy'

AMRITSAR: April 12, 2013
File Image Wikipedia

 Reacting sharply to the Supreme Court's verdict on Khalistani terrorist Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee today said bureaucratic setup of the country was "biased" against Sikhs.


SGPC president Avtar Singh Makkar told reporters here that the apex court's decision was "more or less murder of democracy".

"The Government and the courts have done nothing so far to punish the guilty who were responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, as the accused are still roaming free," said Makkar.


Makkar alleged that bureaucratic setup of the country was "biased against the Sikh community" and the verdict has hurt the sentiments of Sikh community.

"Government should do the needful to extend mercy to Bhullar keeping in view the sentiments of Sikh community, and the apex court should also reconsider its decision on compassionate ground," the SGPC president said.

Meanwhile, radical Sikh outfit Dal Khalsa also criticised the decision.

Khalsa spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh described the decision as "shocking and disturbing" for the Sikh community.

The Supreme Court today rejected the Bhullar's plea, in which the Khalistan terrorist had sought commutation of his death sentence to life imprisonment on ground of delay in deciding his mercy plea.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
England's Sam Robson, left, fields the ball beside four other slips ...

England's Sam Robson, left, fields the ball beside four other slips ...

A Muslim woman performs ablution before having iftar meal on the last day of the holy month...

A Muslim woman performs ablution before having iftar meal on the last day of the holy month...

Police take top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda while taking him to court in Berhampur...

Police take top Maoist leader Sabyasachi Panda while taking him to court in Berhampur...

The launch of Science Express biodiversity special (SEBS) train in New Delhi...

The launch of Science Express biodiversity special (SEBS) train in New Delhi...

England's Ian Bell hits a shot during the second day of the third cricket test...

England's Ian Bell hits a shot during the second day of the third cricket test...

Bollywood music director Anu Malik, actor Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Farah Khan and Pakistani...

Bollywood music director Anu Malik, actor Sonam Kapoor, filmmaker Farah Khan and Pakistani...

India shooter Vijay Kumar at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in

India shooter Vijay Kumar at Barry Buddon Shooting Centre in

Muslim women offer namaz in Coimbatore on Monday during...

Muslim women offer namaz in Coimbatore on Monday during...

India gold medallist Rahi Sarnobatat and silver medallist Anisa Sayyed pose for...

India gold medallist Rahi Sarnobatat and silver medallist Anisa Sayyed pose for...

Ned McKendry of Australia is seen underwater as he...

Ned McKendry of Australia is seen underwater as he...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523