Parliamentary Panel Publishes Report On Death Penalty

  • About the proposed Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS) Bill, 2023, which seeks to replace the British-era Indian Penal Code (IPC).
  • The panel, headed by BJP member Brij Lal, recommended issue be left to the Central government to consider.
  • After considering submissions regarding the death penalty, it has been understood that the reason for a passionate argument against death penalty is that the judicial system can be fallible and to prevent an innocent person from being wrongly sentenced to death.
  • India has in the past voted against a United Nations General Assembly‚Äôs draft resolution on the abolition of the death penalty.
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