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In India, death penalty debate takes on a political dimension

By Mon, May 30, 2011 11:46PM UTC Comments Off

The death penalty is back in the limelight in India after a long time, this time for all the wrong reasons — mostly political. The issue came back into focus after Indian President Pratibha Patil approved the executions of two death row prisoners. Patil accepted the Indian Home Ministry’s recommendations to reject the mercy petitions...