Life or Death: A question of chance in the Supreme Court?

Murali Krishnan December 19 2016
death penalty

The submissions of amicus curiae Raju Ramachandran in the Nirbhaya case have thrown up some interesting data pertaining to death penalty in rape and murder cases heard by the Supreme Court of India.

Ramachandran's submissions cover cases of rape and murder heard by the apex court since 1991, wherein the court considered the imposition of death penalty. In all, the apex the . . .

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