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How far does the power to pardon in India go?

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Asked by right sense, 28 Mar '13 06:57 pm
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The most common cases for clemecy are those of life sentences granted by the Supreme Court in which state governments often grant pardon on account of good behaviour.

This has led the Supreme Court to state clearly in some its verdicts that there shall be no pardon or reduction of sentence and a life convict would spend the rest of his life in jail.

Articles 72 and 161 of the Indian Constitution deal with the laws governing to the grant of pardon. These powers vested with the President or the governor could be either absolute or conditional in nature.

Under the absolute grant of pardon, an accused is absolved of the guilt, while in the case of conditional pardon, there are certain obligations that an accused would need to fulfill.

The President or the governor could look into the issue of pardon while considering the public good to save an innocent person and with the hope that pardon could act as an incentive for him or her to behave in future
The President shall have the ...more
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 28 Mar '13 06:58 pm

 
  
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It stops with president as clemency
Answered by saranathan Narasimhan, 29 Mar '13 03:33 pm

 
  
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Presidential pardon to the people who are about to be hanged.
Answered by Quest, 29 Mar '13 01:15 pm

 
  
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A long way
Answered by conviction, 28 Mar '13 07:12 pm

 
  
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From top to bottom, depending upon the culprit
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 28 Mar '13 07:01 pm

 
  
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We always talk about the "Equality" of LAW almost in every corner of the Globe and become idiotically nostalgic about the LAW !
LAWS should follow the humanity & humanity is never a theoretical slaves of the LAWS !
Have we ever considered about the " Personal Potentiality Factor- PPF " in awarding the gift of LAW to anybody, anywhere ?
Do we need to equate " Dr. Eienstein & a murderer " equally at per with the LAW ? Is it logically justified ?
What the humanity & The Society will stand to gain by equating both of them at per ?
Answered by Kanai Chakraberti, 28 Mar '13 07:21 pm

 
  
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