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The idea behind this blog is to collect information on the death penalty in India and make it accessible. We are trying our best to put the latest information on the people who are currently on death row, the status of their cases, their mercy petitions and also the information on any death sentence across the country. Please feel free to write us and give us your suggestions and comments and also any information you have come across regarding the death penalty in India. Our email id is abolishdeathpenaltyindia@gmail.com The blog is currently managed by Grace Pelly, Lara Jesani, Nitu Sanadhya, Rebecca Gonsalvez, Reena Mary George and Vijay Hiremath. Kindly mark copies of the emails to: vijayhiremath@gmail.com reena.mary.george@univie.ac.at

Thursday, July 30, 2009

KCOCA includes death penalty...

The Karnataka Control of Organised Crime Act has now included death penalty for some of the offences. The State legislature has passed the amendments on 31 July 2009. This is the second Bharatiya Janata Party Ruled State which has invoked death penalty for the state law. Last week the Gujarat assembly had included death penalty for the offences relating to illicit liquor in the state.

While the efficacy of death penalty as a punishment is being questioned worldwide the BJP governments continue to expand the scope to petty crimes also.

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