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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

Friday, February 6, 2015

382 convicts on death row in country's jails: Centre

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 15:35 PTI 

New Delhi: There are 382 convicts serving death sentence in the country, by the end of 2013,Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary said in last 34 years about 123 mercy petitions were received under Article 72 of the Constitution for consideration of the President. All these mercy petitions have been considered or disposed of except three -- Balwant Singh Rajoana of Chandigarh, Tote Dewan alias Man Bahadur Dewan of Assam and Antony of Kerala, he said in reply to a written question.

These petitions have been processed or submission to the President. "Under Article 72 of the Constitution there is no limitation of time within which the power conferred may be exercised. However, the mercy petitions are disposed off as expeditiously as possible," he said.

Source: http://zeenews.india.com/news/india/382-convicts-on-death-row-in-countrys-jails-centre_1515672.html [last accessed 06.02.2015]

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