Varun demands abolition of death penalty

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New Delhi: Arguring that death sentence only legalizes vengeance and needs to be done with; BJP leader and MP Varun Gandhi demanded abolition in the death sentence. He argued that has historically enabled tyranny and is a disgrace to civilized society. His remarks came after 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Yakub Memon was hanged.

He also added that India needed to recognize the change in global scenario and abolish the death penalty.

Varun said, “The utility of the death penalty is proving quite anachronistic. The hangman is a disgrace to any civilised country. India's criminal justice system lacks a critical definition of what constitutes the rarest of rare cases, leaving it to the discretion of the judge's conscience and socio-political beliefs. The endgame is a lethal lottery. For the largest democracy, the death penalty is an anomaly. It needs correction. Many that live do deserve death. And some that die deserve life. One must not be too eager to deal out death in judgment.”

 

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