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

Aadhaar

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 convicted along with her husband under Sections 328 (causing hurt by means of poison), 392 (robbery) and 307 (attempt to . . .

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