The Supreme Court sees gender as a mitigating factor for sentencing [Read judgment]

The Supreme Court of India

In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that gender can be a mitigating factor when it comes to sentencing in criminal cases.

A Bench of Justices AK Sikri and Ashok Bhushan delivered separate but concurring judgments in an appeal arising out of a ruling of the Himachal Pradesh High Court.

The respondent, Nirmala Devi, was convic