Supreme court seeks replacement for death sentence


Today the Supreme Court of India issued a notice to the central government in connection with a plea seeking replacement of death sentence. The death sentence was banned by the Supreme Court in 2015. The top court has asked the Centre to give a detailed reply on the same within three months. A bench of three judges headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, while hearing the plea filed by Advocate Rishi Malhotra, said the Indian Constitution is a compassionate one which recognises principle of sanctity of life. The plea said that Article 21 (Right to Life) of the…

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