Chandigarh, January 17: Punjab Rights Forum, a representative body of various political parties and human rights groups, today held a demonstration at Sector 17 to demand the abolition of death penalty to Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar and several others, who are presently in Tihar Jail.
In a memorandum addressed to the President of India, the Forum sought action against unlawful detention of Sikh detainees in Indian prisons and displacement of Sikh farmers from Uttranchal.
Talking to Newsline, president of Dal Khalsa Satnam Singh said death penalty should be abolished and a chance should be given to those who have derailed from the mainstream.
‘‘Death penalty is neither a solution nor a concrete way to control crime in the society. More than 69 countries have already abolished death penalty and India should also do the same,’’ said Navkiran Singh, the coordinator of Punjab Rights Forum.