Death Penalty Abolition Debate

Trial & error – A case on death penalties

  1. The editorial makes the case for increase in number of death penalty handed out by trial courts and demands abolition of death penalty.
  2. The reason being, trial courts have close proximity to crimes than higher courts in terms of occurrence and distance.
  3. Much of the debate around the death penalty in India centers on SC rulings and observations.
  4. As trail courts handed over 1800 death penalties, only 5% of them were confirmed by SC. Therefore, there is a little attention paid to misuse of death penalty in India’s lower court.
  5. SC laid down the ‘’rarest of the rare “principle in 1980 Bachan Singh vs State of Punjab ruling.

The editorial makes the case for increase in number of death penalty handed out by trial courts and demands abolition of death penalty.

  1. The reason being, trial courts have close proximity to crimes than higher courts in terms of occurrence and distance.
  2. Much of the debate around the death penalty in India centers on SC rulings and observations.
  3. As trail courts handed over 1800 death penalties, only 5% of them were confirmed by SC. Therefore, there is a little attention paid to misuse of death penalty in India’s lower court.
  4. SC laid down the ‘’rarest of the rare “principle in 1980 Bachan Singh vs State of Punjab ruling.
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