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BYPRABHASH CHAND VI Semester, B.A., LL.B.(Hons.)- 5 Year Integrated Course Faculty of Law, University of Allahabad
1948. World community is in favour of abolition of death penalty for infringing right to life.Cruel and barbaric kind of punishment. Article 21 of our Constitution also. Article 5 of International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. . 1966 and its protocol in 1989 Article 3 of Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted on 10th December.
India ratified the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights in 1979. India voted against a United Nation General Assembly resolution for a moratorium on the death penalty but did not sign the statement of dissociation initiated by Singapore. In India in 2003. Government laid a bill in the Parliament which proposed to add a provision of the punishment. 2004 in connection with Hetal Parikh case of West Bengal .The Supreme Court and High Courts death sentence should be awarded in the rarest of rare cases. like death sentence in the Drugs and Cosmetics Act as also it was in POTA. In December 2007. . Lastly awarded to Dhananjoy Chatterjee on 14th August.