According to news, the death penalty is being abolished. To me, this looks like an unwise step. If the object is to bail out Sarabjit Singh, the government and the President can commute the death sentence into life imprisonment. Presently, the popularity graph of the president is low among the masses. Why does he want to act to his vows by committing an act which is against the Quran and Sunnah?-ABDUL BARI., via e-mail, April 26.