Originally posted by :Arup
also they need to get votes from people.
--- i think this is the actual reason.
but the way is itself unconstitutional.
As I said earlier Constitution was subverted the day it was created. Hence this question becomes insignificant in the present political reality. Which political party is doing constitutional politics? Congress? BJP? or some other party?
When Allahabad High Court gave unfavourable judgment, emergency was imposed by Indira Gandhi. Was it Constitutional? Indra Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi with help of their henchman Zail Singh propped up Bhindrawale. Former IB chief in his book mentions that IB was responsible for supplying arms hidden in fruit baskets to militant elements in Golden Temple. Is this Constitutional? On the contrary it was a game to fool the people all over the country in order to get votes by potraying a Sikh community in bad light. It is said Zail Singh wanted to write his autobioghraphy before dying, he dies mysteriously in road accident before that.
Thousands of innocent people massacared in 1984 to get votes. Is this Constittional?
Again thousands of innocent people massacared in 2002-3 to get votes in Gujrat. Is this Constitutional?
The list is endless of unconstitutional games being played by political parties to fool the people.
This rejection of mercy petition also appears a political game to score political points by fooling the people as usual. In this case there is no evidence against the accused, there is no witness against the accused. Only a confessional statement extracted under torture of police custody. Out of three judges, one judge did not agree to convict him. When there is disagreement among the judges regarding conviction, it means the case cannot be decided "beyond reasonable" doubt. It is well established that death sentence should only be given in cases when conviction is beyond any reasonable doubt. The President has conveniently ignored this fact.
Please tell me a political party that is truly honest and respects the Constitution sincerely, I will vote for that party.