SUBMISSION BY THE WORDWIDE SIKH COMMUNITY TO THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL REGARDING THE PLANNED HANGING OF BALWANT SINGH IN INDIA ON 31 MARCH 2012
23 March 2012
A delegation of Sikhs from a number of countries will later this morning meet with UN officials in Geneva and make a submission to the UN Human Rights Council. The submission will request the UN to take action against India to end the death penalty.
The submission produced by the Sikh Federation (UK) states: ‘the first step is to put pressure on India to endorse the moratorium at the General Assembly of the UN later this year with a view to exerting sufficient pressure so India completely abolishes the death penalty within 12 months.’
Sikhs will also be requesting an immediate public statement from the UN Human Rights Council condemning the imminent execution of Balwant Singh.