Death Penalty

Life-giving verdict

Print edition : February 21, 2014

A protest in New Delhi in April 2013 against the Supreme Court's rejection of a petition by Devender Pal Singh Bhullar to commute his death sentence to life imprisonment. Photo: V.V. Krishnan

Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who was convicted in a bomb-blast case. Photo: PTI

Tamil Nadu STF personnel inside the Sathyamangalam jungles during a combing operation to nab Veerappan. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Supreme Court defends the right to life and liberty of death-row convicts until the hanging and commutes the death sentences of 15 convicts to life imprisonment.

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