A brief review of the Supreme Courts jurisprudence on the death penalty

by Akhil Deo

The trial of Yakub Memon, who was convicted for the 1993 blasts in Mumbai, and his subsequent execution¬†has again re-invigorated the debate that surrounds the death penalty, raising interesting questions regarding the constitutional and criminal procedure that attempts to safeguard the interests of those on ‘death row.’

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