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Law Commission recommended abolition of death penalty: Govt

PTI
Published Mar 22, 2017, 5:41 pm IST
Updated Mar 22, 2017, 5:42 pm IST
The Law Commission has recommended that death penalty should be abolished for all crimes expect ones related to terrorism.
Representational image (Photo: File)
 Representational image (Photo: File)

New Delhi: The Law Commission has recommended that the death penalty be abolished for all crimes except those related to terrorism, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said the Law Commission in its 262nd report has recommended that the death penalty be abolished for all crimes other than terrorism-related offences and waging war.

 

"As Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure are in the concurrent list of the 7th Schedule of the Constitution, the report has been circulated to all state governments and union territories for seeking their views," he said replying a written question.

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