ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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In Tandem

Satwant Singh and Kehar Singh have been sent to the gallows; It had become clear quite some time back that the government had taken a decision not to heed the fairly broad-based public sentiment pleading for exercise of the presidential powers of pardon in their favour, or in favour at least of Kehar Singh. It had been urged upon the government" that this would go a long way in assuaging the hurt feelings of the Sikh community. That the government chose to ignore these appeals is not surprising. Its decision to do so is consistent with its overall approach and policies towards the situation in Punjab, It has been seen time and again that while the government is not averse to trying to establish contact and even negotiate with this or that faction among the terrorists, it is evidently determined not to take any steps

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