Three Kashmir Rebels Get Death Penalty For 1996 Delhi Blasts22 April 2010
New Delhi: An Indian court on Thursday imposed the death penalty on three Kashmiri militants found guilty of planting bombs in a crowded New Delhi market that killed 13 people in 1996. Six members of a militant group operating in Indian Kashmir were found guilty by the court earlier this month. 'Three convicts are being awarded the death penalty, which is subject to confirmation from the High Court,' judge S. P. Garg was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India news agency. The other three militants was given jail terms for lesser offences. Several bombs exploded in the packed Lajpat Nagar shopping area of south Delhi in May 1996, killing 13 people and injuring scores others. Indian-administered Kashmir has been in the throes of a separatist Islamist insurgency since 1989.