Delhi HC issues notice in plea against Death Penalty for gang rape of minor girls

Ashutosh Gambhir June 3 2018

The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the Union Home Ministry in a plea seeking to get Section 6 of the Criminal Law (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (prescribing death penalty for gang rape of women under 12 years), declared as being violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution.

The plea filed by NGO Social Action Forum for Manav Adhikar (SAFMA) states that capital punishment is neither a solution nor a deterrence in such cases and that in a plethora of judgments, the Supreme Court . . .

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