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By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

In Abolishing the loss of life Penalty: Why India should still Say No to Capital Punishment, Gopalkrishna Gandhi asks primary questions about the last word felony punishment provided to these accused of significant crimes. Is taking one other lifestyles a simply punishment or an act as inhuman because the crime that caused it? Does having capital punishment within the legislations books deter crime? His conclusions are unequivocal: merciless in its operation, ineffectual as deterrence, unequal in its software in an asymmetric society, responsible like all punishment to be in blunders yet incorrigibly so, those grievous flaws which are intrinsic to the dying penalty are compounded through but another—it leaves the necessity for retribution (cited as its fundamental ‘good’) unrequited and easily makes society extra bloodthirsty.

Examining capital punishment worldwide from the time of Socrates onwards, the writer delves into how the penalty used to be utilized in India throughout the occasions of Asoka, Sikandar Lodi, Krishnadevaraya, the Peshwas and the British Raj, and the way it really works this day. Of the 195 international locations on this planet, one hundred forty are abolitionist and now not have the dying penalty in legislation or in perform. Abolition-minded in idea, India is retentionist in practice—the demise penalty should be passed down even for non-homicidal crimes. yet although it is barely intended to be passed down within the ‘rarest of the infrequent’ circumstances, there are at present 385 convicts on loss of life row.

Through in-depth research, persuasive argument and the marshalling of the thought of opinion of jurists, human rights activists, students and criminologists between others, this e-book indicates precisely why the loss of life penalty can be abolished with quick impact in India.

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