Death Penalty Abolition Debate

Judicial innovation helps SC avoid awarding death penalty

  1. Context: Tattu Lodhi case verdict on child rape and murder
  2. Judicial Innovation: Death penalty is substituted with a special category of without the benefit of release on remission for prolonged periods ranging from 25 to 30 years, if not more
  3. Significance: It helps get rid of death penalty
  4. Addresses the genuine concerns of the society to see justice done
  5. An endeavour by the apex court to make no party (convict or the society) a loser

Discuss: Is capital punishment justified, even if the convict is sentenced for a gruesome crime belonging to rarest of rare cases? Also examine the opinion of the Supreme Court of India regarding death sentences

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