LET SARABJIT LIVE!

I was working on a different post but this one gets top priority. This is about Sarabjit Singh (also called Manjit Singh by some people), a man of Indian nationality from the Indian state of Punjab who is accused of carrying out three separate bombings in Lahore, Pakistan. Sarabjit Singh (called Manjit Singh by Pakistani authorities) was handed the death penalty in Pakistan for his alleged role in the bombings and his mercy petition to commute his sentence to life was rejected by the Pakistan President Gen. (retd.) Pervez Musharraf. Read more about the story on this link.

My stand on the death penalty has always been crystal clear! I have written about it. Read my views about capital punishment on this link. I never adopt double standards on any issue. The death penalty simply has to go!

Sarabjit must live! The Pakistan President need not pardon him at all. All he needs to do is to reconsider his decision to turn down Sarabjit’s appeal requesting him to commute his sentence to life imprisonment.

For all those who support the death penalty or are ambivalent about it, take a look at what his family are going through through on this link! The man and his family are already half dead! I hope you change your minds and support the abolition of the mediæval practice called execution! Execution must die! Death to the death penalty! Live and let live!

Related posts:

DEATH to the death penalty!
Some hope for Sarabjit, at last!

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4 Responses to LET SARABJIT LIVE!

  1. Raj says:

    Nita,

    I thank you for not supporting the death penalty!

    We may never know the truth (truth, not reality🙂 ) about poor Sarabjit. Whether he is Sarabjit or Manjit or a spy or a bomber or an innocent small-time smuggler who crossed the border is immaterial. What is clear to my mind is that a single man cannot cross the border on his own, procure deadly explosives and then set them off in a crowded marketplace. So why should he be made the scapegoat and then turned into the sacrificial goat? I hope Gen. (retd.) Pervez Musharraf who knows all about this business sees the truth (again truth, not reality🙂 ).

    I am more optimistic than you on the issue of prisoners, Nita!
    I believe prisoners must be reformed because they CAN be reformed! Ofcourse, there will always be certain people who are beyond reform, but even they should not be killed. They must be made to spend the rest of their lives in jail. Even the most notorious criminal should not be put to death.

  2. Nita says:

    What is upsetting is that Sarabjit’s case is supposed to be a case of mistaken identity. I don’t know how true this is, but I wonder why the media is not highlighting this.
    About the death penalty, well that is the law in Pakistan for those who bomb and kill others. Frankly it’s not the death penalty as such which I support. I would support and ideal prison where all prisoners convicted of severe crimes can be separated from society and also from other prisoners, but this is not a practical situation as not all countries can afford it. So the question remains as to what to do about this.

  3. Raj says:

    Abolish the death penalty,

    Thank you very much for your comment! It feels so good to have someone who is campaigning to abolish this uncivilised practice visit my blog! Your views are always welcome here, my friend! I have written about my views on the death penalty in this post:

    DEATH to the death penalty!

    There are very, very few things in this world that I hate with all my heart and the death penalty is one of them! I will be writing regularly about this. You are welcome to add your comments as I see that you are involved in a campaign to get rid of this shocking, barbaric, uncivilised and inhuman practice.

    I wish you all success in your noble endeavour, dear friend!

    The world needs many, many more people like you!

    May your tribe increase!

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