Constitutionality of capital punishment in India: An appraisal
Author(s): Navdeep Kaur
Abstract: Capital punishment or Death penalty has been a topic of discussion since its foundation. Capital punishment in India is awarded for Offences of serious nature like murder, Rape etc. The basic agenda for awarding death penalty is the retributive theory. It is awarded to create a deterrent effect on the society so that people fear the consequences of the offences. In this research paper, I am going to discuss the constitutional validity of Capital Punishment in India through landmark case laws and also about the evolving nature of the “Doctrine of Rarest of the rare”.