NEW DELHI, India: The Indian Supreme Court granted a stay of execution today to three Sikhs sentenced to death for the assassination on October 31, 1984 of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Two judges ordered the delay pending final appeals to the Supreme Court. No date had been set for the execution.

NEW DELHI, India: Barnala government has cracked down heavily on the Sikh youth on the call for the closure of liquor, cigarette and tobacco shops. A reign of terror has been let lose by the police and paramilitary forces in the countryside of the State. The police has been ordered to shoot at sight anybody found damaging a liquor shop. More than 3000 persons have already been put behind bars under these orders.

Article extracted from this publication >>  April 17, 1987