Either execute sentences in a time-bound manner or remove the provision from Indian law

Team SoOLEGAL 17 Jul 2020 4:30pm

Either execute sentences in a time-bound manner or remove the provision from Indian law

Dr. Subhash Vijayran, a practicing advocate has filed a petition asking for guidelines on disposal of mercy petition, eradication of legal recourse for death row convicts and execution of sentences, in a time-limited manner, in situations in which the death penalty has been issued. On July 16, 2020 the Supreme Court had issued a notice to the Centre regarding the same.

The petition lied before Chief Justice S.A. Bobde, Justice R. Subhash Reddy and Justice A.S. Bopanna. The petitioner in his petition gives importance to a particular case in which two accused sisters Renuka and Seema had kidnapped and murdered five children. Although Supreme Court has confirmed their death sentences, but confirmations from President and the Governor is yet to receive. The reason of this delay is because for the last five years and seven months, the Bombay High Court has been hearing their post-mercy denial of the Writ Petition in the most inappropriate way.

According to the petitioner, the parents of the victims are poor, and they reside in a slum, and they don’t have much power or resource to report this to the appropriate authority in order to wake the Judicial system.

The petitioner has also stated that neither the death sentence is being abolished nor it is being executed in a proper manner. Even after confirmation of death sentence by Court, the execution purely depends upon the fancy of the government.

The petitioner therefore urged the Court to order the Union and the States to make clemency / mercy pleas pending before them in a time bound manner and to forward their respective recommendations in keeping with the process as applicable to Union of India, President of India and Governor of State.

The petitioner also wants the High Court of Bombay to dispose the writ petition as fast as possible of the two sisters pending before it.

Tagged: Indian law   Dr. SubhashVijayran   legal recourse   death penalty   Supreme Court   Chief Justice S A Bobde   Justice R Subhash Reddy   Justice A S Bopanna   Bombay High Court   Judicial system  
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DR. SUBHASH VIJAYRAN   17 Jul 2020 10:37pm
Poorly written article. Wrong factual information given in the article. You should have gone through the petition properly before writing the article... read more
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