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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: SC issues notice to TN govt on pleas by Nalini, Ravichandran seeking release

On May 18, the Supreme Court invoked its extraordinary powers under Article 142 of the Constitution, to order the release of Perarivalan, sentenced to life in the assassination case.

published on : 26th September 2022
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict Ravichandran writes to Stalin, seeks release

In the letter, Ravichandran mentioned that the Governor has kept the files of release without consideration for over three years which he condemns as an anti-constitutional approach.

published on : 26th May 2022
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Not our job to blindly accept whatever DMK says: MP Manickam Tagore on Perarivalan release

Manickam Tagore said BJP is opposing Perarivalan's release to divert attention from the 'Go Back Modi' campaign ahead of the Prime Minister's visit to the State.

published on : 25th May 2022
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TNCC pays homage to Rajiv Gandhi, downplays DMK, allies celebrating Perarivalan's release

Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi remembered Rajiv Gandhi with a poignant but significant tweet

published on : 22nd May 2022
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Puducherry Congress takes out silent march with Rajiv Jothi and wearing black shawl

Around 500 protestors led by PCC President A V Subramanian marched with 'Rajiv Jothi', and candles and wearing black shawls to register that the release was unacceptable to them.

published on : 21st May 2022
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TN Congress cadres shut mouth, raise voice against Perarivalan's release

Annamalai said Chief Minister MK Stalin has been reacting to the SC verdict in a strange manner while the Congress party is adopting double standards on this issue for many decades. 

published on : 20th May 2022
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Perarivalan release hoopla riles victims’ kin

Anusuya Daisy Ernest, one of the police officers who survived the blast, is seething with anger at the release of Perarivalan.

published on : 20th May 2022
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case| 6 others can be freed too, TN governor wrong: Justice Thomas

Justice Thomas has been advocating the release of all convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case on legal ground of remission.

published on : 19th May 2022
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It’s victory for human rights, State rights, and federalism, says Stalin

The three-judge Bench of the SC in its 29-page verdict has dealt in detail the powers of State government and Governor and how the Governor is bound by the decision of the government.

published on : 19th May 2022
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Ex-CBI officer Thiagarajan calls SC judgment historic

Thiagarajan said the SC would not have referred to his disclosure in freeing Perarivalan.

published on : 19th May 2022
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Congress to stage silent protest today over the release of  AG Perarivalan

Meanwhile, former TNCC president S Thirunavukkarasar said Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi had never said these convicts should not be released.

published on : 19th May 2022
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We helped Perarivalan walk free, says RTI activist SS Venkatesh Nayak

The Supreme Court upheld the sentence in May 1999, after which he filed a mercy petition before the President.

published on : 19th May 2022
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Let me breathe first, says a free Perarivalan

Tired of interviews, she turned away from cameras and journalists jostling for sound bites. 

published on : 19th May 2022
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'Deeply pained, disappointed': Congress slams government over release of Rajiv Gandhi assassin

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said today there is a sorrow and fury not only in every Congress worker over the development, but in every citizen who believes in India and Indianness.

published on : 18th May 2022
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SC verdict on Perarivalan a victory for state autonomy & federalism, says Stalin

Stalin said the Supreme Court verdict on AG Perarivalan reiterates the fact that Governors have no powers to interfere in the decisions of the state governments.

published on : 18th May 2022
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Perarivalan's kin on cloud nine

Just after the judgement was pronounced, Perarivalan offered sweets to his mother Arputhammal. They hugged him and expressed their joy.

published on : 18th May 2022
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Rajiv Gandhi assassination case: SC orders release of life term convict A G Perarivalan

The top court invoked its powers under Art 142 as his mercy plea kept shuttling between Governor and President.

published on : 18th May 2022
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Centre defends TN Guv's decision to send mercy plea of AG Perarivalan to President

SC said that if the the governor was not willing to accept the recommendation of the state cabinet on the issue of Perarivalan, he should have sent the file back to the cabinet for reconsideration.

published on : 11th May 2022
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Won’t wait for President to take call on Perarivalan mercy plea: SC

“There’s a hanging sword on his head. He has had good conduct too... We had asked you about the reference being correct.

published on : 5th May 2022
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Sword hanging over Perarivalan's head, can't shut our eyes: SC to Centre on mercy plea

The top court on March 9 had granted Perarivalan, one of the convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, bail taking into account the fact that he has already spent more than 30 years in prison

published on : 4th May 2022
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