Nation Current Affairs 07 Oct 2017 Notice to Centre on ...

Notice to Centre on plea against hanging

Published Oct 7, 2017, 1:33 am IST
Updated Oct 7, 2017, 1:33 am IST
Supreme Court of India
 Supreme Court of India

New Delhi: Observing that the condemned prisoner should die with dignity in peace and not in pain, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to consider enacting a legislation on other forms execution of death sentence of a convict than by ‘hanging’. A three-judge bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud passed this brief order while issuing notice on a PIL filed by advocate Rishi Malhotra seeking to stop death by hanging as it is a cruel form of death inflicting pain and injury and violated the prisoner’s right to die with dignity.

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