Death penalty:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: Examining issues raised in a specific case, the Supreme Court has suo motu opened a review of the process by which courts award the death penalty.   What’s the issue? While hearing death sentence appeals since September …

SC enforces a landmark ruling on death penalty:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: More than four decades after a landmark ruling on death sentence cases, a bench in the Supreme Court has made psychological evaluation of the condemned prisoner mandatory. It has also sought a report on the inmate’s conduct …

Death Penalty:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Separation of powers between various organs dispute redressal mechanisms and institutions.   Context: The Supreme Court has made the following suggestions on the applicability and imposition of death Penalty in its recent judgment. The judgement came in the rape and murder of a seven-year-old. The court commuted the death penalty …