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The clemency petition filed by convicted terrorist Mohammed Afzal Guru has obtained a large amount of attention in the media. This has given rise to a debate over issues like Whether the provision of death penalty as an alternative punishment for murder, in sec. 302, Penal Code is not in the public interest? Whether the provisions of section 302 of I.P.C. are against the ethos of Article 19 as well as 14? whether death penalty be abolished?

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Asked by INDU, 16 Nov '10 09:10 am
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There is absolutley no reason to abolish capital punishment and replace it with imprisonment in our society. By doing so, we are condoning the crime which is also an insult to the victim. This goes against the very basis of fair play and delivery of justice. After all, capital punishment is awarded to the most heinous crimes. It is awarded only in cases of hardened criminals and only when it is established that the murder was not the result of a momentary impulse, the result of serious provocation, but well-planned and cold-blooded. In such cases, it is felt that nothing less than capital punishment would meet the ends of justice, that it is just and proper that such pests of society are eliminated. There is no need to get swayed by what the West thinks of capital punishment. What people forget about the West is that it is a developed society where the laws, law enforcement and legal system are well developed and crimes are contained in a better way. They believe in and practice the pr ...more
Answered by sumati gayki, 16 Nov '10 09:25 am

 
  
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There are efforts to convert Death Penalty to Life Time Prison. Presently, EXECUTION is legal option and is awarded in rarest of rare cases. Those who commit henious crime and are against Nations' Interest must be executed. More pertinent question is enhancing speed to deliver decisions.
There is saying that Justice Delayed is Justice Denied.
Answered by Avtar Khalsa, 16 Nov '10 09:20 am

 
  
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Death penalty in a country like india is a must
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 16 Nov '10 09:12 am

 
  
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