Death Penalty

India: Death Penalty Statistics

Presently, death penalty is provided under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for offences under Section 121, Section 132, Section 194, Section 195A, Section 302, Section 305, Section 307(2), Section 364A, Section 396, Section 376E, and Section 376A. Special or local laws which provide for death penalty are the Army Act, 1950; the Air Force Act, […]

Death Penalty

Mercy on Trial in India

Content: I. Executive summary and recommendations II. Over 400 condemned prisoners await the gallows III. Case details of rejected mercy petitions pending before the High Courts and Supreme Court Case 1: Death row convict, Dharampal (14 years delay) Case 2: Death row convicts, Murugan, Santhan and Arivu (13 years delay) Case 3: Death row convicts, […]

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Torture in India 2011

Due to the lack of financial resources, Torture in India 2011 covering the incidents of 2010 cannot be printed and is only available online. Torture in India series which started in 2008 were previously published under the National Campaign for the Prevention of Torture – a programme funded by the European Commission. The project from […]

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Torture in India 2010

“At a conference of Chief Justices and Chief Ministers some time back, I had pointed out that the Indian legal and judicial system, in some sense, reflects a great contradiction. Our democracy and our legal and judicial system have strengths that are admired the world over. We have a free press, a truly independent judiciary […]

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Torture in India 2009

Torture in police custody is rampant in India. It is a pervasive problem that predates this report. The State and the police remain in worrying denial. The annual reports, Crime in India, of the National Crime Records Bureau of the Ministry of Home Affairs that report very few deaths in police custody reflect this disturbing […]