Capital Punishment in India: Is it Time to Outstrip it?​​

Adhip Narayan Banerjee
Student at School of Arts and Law, Manipal University, Jaipur​.
Dr. Sunita Singh Khatana
Asst. Prof. at School of Arts and Law, Manipal University, Jaipur​.

Volume IV, Issue I, 2021

The death penalty is a government and judiciary-imposed practice to deter crime, give justice to the victims, and purge the criminals from society to refrain them from doing such crime again. It dates back to the antediluvian when the law and order synonymized with the monarchy. If the death penalty is carried out has an irreversible effect. China has the highest number of executions per annum. In India capital punishment is awarded for the most heinous crimes committed. The researcher has cited various reliable and independent sources, statistics, and judgments which are employed to either debunk or prove a theory. The researcher has also employed several precedents and quotes to establish his viewpoint. This research is based on a doctrinal type pattern, based on information that has been already available and analyzed those facts to make an evolution of this research and involves both primary and secondary data from articles, legislation, parliament bills, and reports. The main object of this study is to interpret capital punishment in India, India’s stance on capital punishment from a global perspective and if an alternative to capital punishment is plausible.

Keywords: death penalty, capital punishment, criminology, criminal law, execution.