FCO Minister of State for India, Rt Hon Hugo Swire MP, joined by Lord Singh of Wimbledon, met Sikh representatives today to discuss the case of Professor Bhullar whose appeal for his death sentence to be commuted was rejected by the Indian Supreme Court on 12 April.
Mr Swire reiterated the UK Government’s opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances as a matter of principle, in India as elsewhere. The UK will continue to monitor the case of Professor Bhullar closely, as we will in all cases where the death penalty has been given as a sentence. We also continue to call on the Indian government to reintroduce a moratorium on the death penalty, with a view to formal abolition.
Follow Foreign Office Minister Hugo Swire on twitter @HugoSwire