Balwant Singh Rajoana was given a death sentence for the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh who died in a bomb explosion in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. In 2012, Rajoana filed a mercy petition before the President but it hasn’t been decided to date.
New Delhi (ILNS): The Supreme Court of India today has kept in abeyance its October 16 order appointing Justice Madan B. Lokur as head of a one-man committee to monitor/prevent stubble burning in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Punjab.
The stubble burning issue has gone to two courts now: the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. Today, a petition was filed in the top court seeking directions to authorities to take immediate steps to prevent the stubble burning in Punjab and Haryana.
The Supreme Court has held that the notification issued by the Centre to increase import duty on goods from Pakistan by 200 per cent in the wake of the Pulwama attack last year could not be applied retrospectively.