Monday, March 15, 2010

Curative Petitions: The first-ever success

The Supreme Court has given relief to a curative petitioner for the first time since it was introduced, in this case on March 9. Imagine if Justice Pasayat had given death penalty in this case, when it was first decided by the Supreme Court, and the sentence duly executed, what would have been the decision of the Supreme Court on the curative petition? Is it not the right time for the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of death penalty afresh in the light of the success of this curative petition?
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