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!