Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicMercy petition

Topic: mercy petition

No Gandhi means no Savarkar. Mercy plea debate just a way to instal him as New India’s father

The historian as judge-referee looking to ‘settle’ the question of Gandhi allegedly urging Savarkar to file mercy petitions is doomed to fail, and not due to lack of evidence.

Don’t implicate Gandhi in Savarkar mercy petition. Archives don’t back the claim

Gandhi’s efforts for the freedom of the Savarkar brothers were questioned when he did not sign the petition to release Savarkar from jail in 1937.

The real story is Gandhi, Savarkar were on same page on Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan — and caste

Rajnath Singh's attempt to Gandhi-wash Savarkar has carved his mercy petitions in stone. The debate between politicians and historians is now in the town square.

16 December case convicts seek quashing of death penalty, court issues notice to Tihar jail

The counsel of the four convicts moved the court claiming the second mercy plea of one of them is still pending. The court will hear the plea Thursday.

16 December gang rape convict Pawan Gupta’s mercy petition rejected by President Kovind

The President has already rejected the mercy petitions of the other three convicts — Mukesh, Vinay and Akshay — who are also on death row.

Another December 2012 death row convict files mercy petition before President Kovind

Vinay Sharma, along with three others, is set to be executed on 1 February for the December 2012 gangrape and murder. The President has already rejected one of the convict's mercy plea.

Supreme Court dismisses December 2012 convict Mukesh Singh’s plea on mercy petition

Mukesh Singh had moved the top court against the rejection of his mercy plea, and contended that the expedited decision showed non-application of mind by the President.

President Kovind rejects mercy plea of 16 December gangrape & murder convict Mukesh Singh

A Delhi court ordered the execution of the four convicted in the 16 December gangrape and murder for 22 January.

Home Ministry forwards December 16 convict’s mercy plea to President, recommends rejection

Mukesh Singh, one of the four death row convicts in the 16 December gangrape & murder case, filed the mercy plea, which will likely delay the execution scheduled for 22 January.

As a teenager, Savarkar tried to destroy a mosque & was sad Hindus weren’t united

In the polarised tinderbox that was Maharashtra in 1890s, Vinakay Damodar Savarkar and his school mates were enraged by attacks on Hindus.

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