Death Penalty

Towards abolition

Print edition : October 16, 2015

A protest aganist the execution of Yakub Memon for his role in the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993, in New Delhi on July 30, 2015. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Justice Ajit Prakash Shah, Chairman of the Law Commission, addressing the press after releasing the Commission’s 262nd report in New Delhi on August 31. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The Law Commission’s 262nd report recommends swift, irreversible and absolute abolition of the death penalty except in cases of terrorism and waging of war.
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