Category Archives: Power of pardon

Is death penalty a terror deterrent?

Anil Divan (Hindu Business Line dated 22.08.2015) is an eminent lawyer, therefore, I am amazed that he should canvass for exempting ‘even terrorist-convicts, like Yakub Memon, from death penalty for the specious reason that ‘it may not only be ineffective, … Continue reading

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The power of pardon

Mr. Raghavan’s (Hindu Business Line – Power of pardon) masterly analysis brings out a very important aspect of ‘the theory of punishment’, but ignores two other vital aspects i.e. that punishment should ¬†also do ‘retributive justice’ by assuaging the feelings … Continue reading

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