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SC – Commute Bhullar’s death penalty to life term #deathpenalty

Press Trust of India | New Delhi | March 27, 2014 5:00 pm   The bench had on January 31 stayed Bhullar’s execution and had agreed to review its judgement. SUMMARY Bhullar was convicted and awarded death penalty for the September… Continue Reading →

Power of Prez to pardon convicts cannot be interfered with: HC

Power of Prez to pardon convicts cannot be interfered with: HC Chennai : Dismissing a PIL, Madras High Court yesterday said the power of the President of India to pardon convicts or commute death penalty cannot be interfered with “as… Continue Reading →

#India – Condemned to die, but not to wait

  SUHRITH PARTHASARATHY GOUTHAM SHIVSHANKAR At the core of the Supreme Court’s finding is the now well-established notion that to keep a death row convict inordinately waiting for his or her turn to enter the gallows is an act of… Continue Reading →

#India – Death Penalty – Mercy plea is in the dock

Rajeev Dhavan   |   Mail Today  |   New Delhi, January 27, 2014 |   Rajeev Dhavan The death penalty, the mercy petition, the power to pardon, court review are four inextricably linked stages followed in death cases as step-by-step safeguards to decide between life and death…. Continue Reading →

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