India news - the home ministry is likely to reject law commission's recommendation for abolition of death penalty. India should abolish death penalty altogether and join the comity of civilised nations that have done away with this extreme form of punishment, says chakma. India is one of 59 countries in the world where capital punishment is still awarded and activists have been demanding its abolition, saying death penalty had no place in civilised society the issue had generated intense debate before and after the hanging in july of yakub memon, the sole mumbai blasts convict to be executed. Should india abolish the death penalty a debate on abetment/ retention of the death penalty legal methods table of cases 1 bachan singh v state of punjab (air 1982 sc 1325) 2.
India is among the handful of countries that still practice capital punishment urging the countries who still conduct executions to abolish the practice immediately is death penalty. Should india abolish the death penalty the supreme court's decision to uphold the death penalty of pakistani national mohammad ajmal amir qasab, the sole surviving gunman of the 2008 attacks on. India indonesia iran iraq jamaica japan jordan korea (north) slovenia and croatia abolished the death penalty while they were still republics of the socialist.
The prevailing circumstances in which we are living does not warrant abolition of death penalty, minister of state for home kiren rijiju said while replying to a private member's. Check out for the latest news on abolition of death penalty along with abolition of death penalty live news at times of india. There are two opinions among the judges about abolition of the death penalty of death penalty in india and presents a firm argument for abolishing capital. Death penalty in india death penalty or capital punishment is the highest degree of punishment that can be awarded to an individual under any penal law in force in any part of the world capital punishment is the legal procedure of the state in which it exercises its power to take an individual's life.
Rights-india: sikhs worldwide campaign for death penalty abolition for external relations benita ferrero-waldner to link future trade with india with abolition of. The law commission of india submitted its 262nd report on the issue of 'death penalty' in india the commission discussed a lot of issues ranging from death penalty being a deterrent, to changing international & national scenario to arbitrariness in the decision making & existence of bias as some of the reasons for recommending abolition of death penalty except in cases of terrorism. Ajmal kasab and abolition of the death penalty in india: some comments and resources by n jayaram 10 october, 2012 countercurrentsorg this country by and large believes in the principle of.
These new developments in india and china are in line with the general trend towards the abolition of the death penalty at a global level, even if there are isolated moves in the opposite. Abolish death penalty india the idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in india and make it accessible we are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. India news: a day after the law commission suggested abolition of death penalty for crimes other than terrorism and waging war, political parties in tamil nadu on. Against abolition of death penalty (ipc) in the 2007 and 2012 united nations moratoriums on the death penalty, india voted against (along with 53 and. New delhi: india should move toward abolishing the death penalty and immediately restrict it to cases relating to terrorism and waging war, the country's law commission said in a.
Mixed response on abolition of death penalty in india a discussion on a law commission consultation paper on whether capital punishment should be retained or abolished today evoked a mixed response. The indian government must heed the findings of a law commission report on the unfairness of the death penalty in india and immediately abolish it for all crimes, amnesty international india said today. The apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy plea of the convicts the apex court said the death penalty can be commuted when there is an inordinate and inexplicable delay in deciding the mercy plea of the convicts. India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts more recently, the issue was debated in the run-up to the july 30 hanging of mumbai blasts convict yakub memon in 1962, the law commission, in its 35th report , had recommended retention of death penalty.
Capital punishment in india the report cited several factors to justify abolishing the death penalty, including its abolition by 140 other nations, its arbitrary. Gambia signed an international treaty committing the country not to carry out executions and to move to abolish the death penalty death sentences in india. The supreme court today said the abolition of death penalty by the british parliament, several latin american nations and australian states was no ground to erase capital punishment from the statutes in india. Asian centre for human rights the national campaign for abolition of death penalty in india - a programme of the asian centre for human rights (achr) supported by the european commission under the european instrument.
# capital punishment: revisiting the abolition-retention debate by british council india -legal news # death penalty- case for its abolition - by monica sakhrani, maharukh adenwalla # consultation paper on modes of execution of death sentence and incidental matters published by 35th law commission of india. The abolition of the death penalty for all crimes the establishment of a moratorium on executions india reject death penalty for child rape cases, focus on. New delhi: the abolition of the death penalty should be india's goal, the law commission suggested in its 262nd report released on monday it has called for its abolition for all crimes except.