Vol. 6, Issue 3 (2020)
Death penalty in India: Need of the hour
Author(s): Jaydeepsinh Chauhan
Abstract: Mere criticism of crime is not enough; it must be pushed to its logic end that crime does not pay by punishing the offenders. Punishment means, “It is the redress that the commonwealth takes against an offending member” punishment is some sort of social censure and not necessarily involving physical pain. Many experts have questioned whether a capital punishment has any greater deterrent value than a sentence of life in prison without parole. When criminals are sentenced for life, long sentences inside the prison without liberty, luxurious comfort, isolated from family, friends, and society that would be more ideal painful deterrence than death. There are some justifiable grounds for abolition of death penalty; it is revengeful, it is immoral, society has a no right to take life that is incompatible with modern morality and human rights, and India believes in non-violence philosophy.