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PIL seeks replacement of hanging in death penalty

PIL seeks replacement of hanging in death penalty

New Delhi, Oct 6 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notice to the Union of India and sought a detailed reply within three weeks in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by lawyer, Rishi Malhotra, seeking replacement of hanging in death penalty cases. The bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, also comprised Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud. "Our constitution is a compassionate one which recognises the principle of sanctity of life. With the invention of various modes in modern time, the legislature can think of another method to execute death convicts," the bench observed while hearing the PIL Advocate Malhotra had, in his PIL, challenged the validity of section 354 (5) of the CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure-hanging by neck). The CJI bench observed, since centuries, nothing can be equated to painless death. In his petition, Malhotra claimed that the act of execution should be as quick and as simple as possible and free from anything that unnecessarily sharpened the poignancy of the prisoners apprehension. The act of the execution should produce immediate unconsciousness passing quickly into the death. It should not involve mutilation, Malhotra asserted.


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New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday directed round the clock deputation of Environmental Marshalls at landfill sites.

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Madhya Pradesh conferred Most Film Friendly state Award

19 Apr 2018 | 11:16 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) State of Madhya Pradesh was on Thursday chosen for the award for the Most Film Friendly State at the Most Film Friendly State Award.

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Judge Loya case:Rajnath says judiciary can’t be misled

Judge Loya case:Rajnath says judiciary can’t be misled

19 Apr 2018 | 10:06 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Hailing the Supreme Court’s verdict, dismissing the a series of petitions seeking a fair probe in the death of Justice Loya, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that the judiciary cannot be misled by allegation based on the political vendetta.

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CISF apprehends one at IGI Airport for entering on fake ticket

19 Apr 2018 | 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) on Thursday apprehended one person for entering terminal building on fake ticket at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here.

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Punjab, Nagaland CMs call on Rajnath; discuss key issues

Punjab, Nagaland CMs call on Rajnath; discuss key issues

19 Apr 2018 | 9:31 PM

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amrinder Singh and Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphu Rio on Thursday called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and apprised him about the situation in the state.

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