Death Penalty

The State of the Right to Life in India

Article 21 of the Constitution of India guarantees the right to life but ‘procedures established by law’ sanction violation of the right to life through imposition of death penalty in violation of the international standards on fair trial, dispersal of unlawful assembly (crowd control), self-defence (extrajudicial executions in fake encounters), and effecting arrest and dealing […]

Death Penalty

India imposing death sentences without legal sanction

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights in its report, India: Death Without Legal Sanction,  stated that India has been imposing death penalty without conforming with international standards for fair trial i.e. Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), United Nations (UN) Safeguards Guaranteeing Protection of the Rights of Those Facing the Death […]

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, […]