Justice AK Ganguly terms death penalty as Barbaric Anti-life Undemocratic at the JGLS Abolition of Death Penalty Conference

Bar & Bench November 16 2011

Abolition of death penalty has always been a heated topic of discussion. Justice A.K. Ganguly of Supreme Court, termed death penalty as “barbaric”, “anti-life”, “undemocratic”  and “irresponsible” but “legal” in the prevailing judicial system, at a two-day conference on the ‘Abolition of Death Penalty’ organized by the Jindal Global Law School.


Justice Ganguly asserted that sentencing structure should be in consonance with our constitutional goals. He observed that constitutional guarantee of right to life cannot be based on the vague “premises” of ‘rarest of rare’ depending on the interpretation of individual judges.


Justice Ganguly observed . . .

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