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India Double Standard? You Decide!

Jan 6, 2005
Metro-Vancouver, B.C., Canada

Modi's decision to seek death for Maya Kodnani a deadly attack on Hindus: Shiv Sena

PTI Posted online: Sat Apr 20 2013, 17:02 hrs

Mumbai :
Terming as "a deadly attack on Hindus" the Gujarat government's nod for seeking death penalty for former BJP minister Maya Kodnani and nine others in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case, Shiv Sena today said Hindus have different expectations from Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

"There is a feeling that Modi is a protector of Hindus. Seeking death penalty for Kodnani and Bajrangi is a deadly attack on Hindus, who have different expectations from Modi," an editorial in Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' said.

"It has become a crime to be a Hindu in this country. We are sad that those launching deadly attacks on Hindus are Hindus," the editorial said.

In August last year, a trial court had sentenced Kodnani, once a close Modi aide, to 28 years in jail, while Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison. Eight others were awarded 31-year imprisonment, while 22 convicts got 24 years prison term.

As many as 97 people were killed in Naroda Patiya locality of Ahmedabad by a violent mob on February 28, 2002, a day after the Godhra train carnage triggered communal riots in Gujarat.

The Gujarat government had earlier this week decided to file an appeal in the High Court seeking death penalty for Kodnani and others, seven months after the sentence was pronounced, much beyond the stipulated period of three months.
"There can be no two opinions that criminals should be punished. However, when the court has already given a harsh sentence to Kodnani and Bajrangi, what does the Gujarat Government want to show to the world by seeking the death penalty," the editorial said, adding "Godhra riots were a reaction to the burning of the Sabarmati Express."

source: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/m...-a-deadly-attack-on-hindus-shiv-sena/1105307/


Hindu organizations form morcha, seek Bhullar’s death

Monday, April, 22 2013 - 13:05

On the one hand, Punjab government and various Sikh organizations have approached Centre for Khalistani terrorist Davinderpal Singh Bhullar’s clemency; while on the other hand several Hindu organizations in the state have joined hands to form Hindu Sanjukt Morcha, seeking his death.

Shiv Sena, Hindu Morcha and All India Terrorists’ Front representatives plan to take out an awareness rally on March 23.

The representatives of Hindu outfits said Bhullar’s execution issue is being politicized in the name of religion and those seeking clemency for him have their own vested interests.

President of Shiv Sena Punjab said the issue should not be given the name of religion; terrorists have no religion and hence, should not be spared.

“We will present a memorandum to President through Ludhiana DC, appealing the former not to grant clemency to a terrorist.”

Bhullar’s mercy plea was rejected by Supreme Court earlier this month. Ever since, Punjab government and various Sikh and Human Rights organizations have urged President and Prime Minister to commute his death penalty to life sentence.

source: http://www.punjabnewsline.com/news/Hindu-organizations-form-morcha_-seek-Bhullar___s-death.html
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