Capital Punishment

Mercy and the machinery of death

Print edition : April 04, 2014

Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan, convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. One of the likely consequences of the decision in their case is a quicker disposal of mercy petitions. Photo: The Hindu Archives

The Supreme Court judgments in the Shatrughan Chauhan and Murugan cases are a significant victory for a fair administration of the death penalty.
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