Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2015)
The death penalty debate is the most generally relevant debate, keeping in mind the situation that has been brought about by today. Death penalty is an integral part of the Indian criminal justice system. Increasing strength of the human rights movement in India, the existence of death penalty is questioned as immoral. However this is an odd argument as keeping one person alive at the cost of the lives of numerous members or potential victims in the society is unbelievable and in fact, that is morally wrong. As against the common belief that an innocent person may be sent to the gallows by false conviction, this paper goes on to explain the various checks and balances available, that ensure that no innocent person is condemned while at the same time ensuring that no person who’s guilty of the most heinous crimes is allowed to go free. In this paper the writer discuss the existence of death penalty is must or not in India.
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