No Death Penalty: To the editor, The Hindu , please assist us in PIL : Subject : regarding legal application of your editorial article on 18.8.2011 ” No death penalty” – THE HUMAN RESCUE TEAM

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 The editor, The Hindu , Delhi
                          Subject : regarding legal  application of your editorial article on 18.8.2011 ” No death penalty” in PIL
Respected sir,
We got pleased seeing that you  brought in notice before public  the issue of death penalty and advocated the urgent amendment in the laws concerned to it. We had  similar arguments in favor of the it and we were working to raise the awareness of the citizens for the same . We also wrote to the apex authorities including Chief Justice of India regarding this as if we couldn’t modify the concerned laws , India will be facing within months the dozens of humans sentenced to death in various cases irrespective of the religion, caste or nationality. We urged the NHRC on the basis of your article and will be happy if you assist us in a PIL to the honorable Supreme Court of India for the same. We have enough neuro-informatic arguments ( pertaining to scientific basis of human behavior and its influence on subsequent action),  to support our claim for the necessary conservation of the life of the human in each condition . Check the copy of the request to NHRC
Faridkot House, Copernicus Marg
New Delhi, INDIA. PIN 110001
Tel.No. : 011-2338 5368
Fax.No.: 011-2338 5368
Telegraphic Add: HUMANRIGHTS
Dated: 18/08/2011
Dr. ashu kumar,
Dear Dr. ashu kumar,
The Commission has recieved your complaint and it has assigned diary number as 114827
with the Follwing details:-
Victim unknown human
Address India
Incident dated 18/08/2011
Incident Type JUDICIARY
Incident Place India [Select District] , [Select State]
NHRC, New Delhi, INDIA.
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Opinion » Editorial

Published: August 18, 2011 01:42 IST | Updated: August 18, 2011 01:42 IST

No to death penalty

Article 5 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights puts it simply: “No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.” The death penalty is the ultimate cruel punishment. Abolitionists tend to advance two main reasons why it must go: it does not deter crime; and, as justice systems around the world are flawed, there is more than a possibility that someone will be punished wrongly, and irrevocably. These are sound arguments, backed by statistics. But there is no more important strike against capital punishment than the sheer barbarity of taking another person’s life even under sanction of law. There is no humane method of execution either. Death by hanging, lethal injection, electrocution, beheading, shooting are equally repugnant in their intent to take life, and in the violence they inflict on the condemned person. Proponents of the death penalty argue that this is the only way to compensate, or provide justice to, those affected by heinous crimes such as murder or terrorism. But an ‘eye for an eye’ has no place in a modern, progressive criminal justice system. Internationally, there is an increasing trend towards abolition, with 96 countries doing away with it and 34 countries being abolitionist in practice by observing official or unofficial moratoria on executions. Each of the three United Nations resolutions calling for a moratorium has seen more countries backing it. On the other hand, China, the United States, Iran and other West Asian countries, and countries in South-East Asia buck the trend by frequently using the death penalty.

In India, there has been no execution since 2004 but that is poor consolation considering the swelling number of those who face the threat of execution. Indian courts handed down105 death sentences last year, according to Amnesty International. Earlier this week, President Pratibha Patil dismissed the clemency pleas of Murugan, Santhan, and Perarivalan, on death row for the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. The Home Ministry has advised President Patil to dismiss the plea of Afzal Guru, sentenced to death in the 2001 Parliament attack case. Without going into the possible motives for forefronting these mercy petitions at this politically difficult time for the United Progressive Alliance government, it must be recognised that both were monstrous crimes that deserved the harshest civilised punishment — an actual lifetime in prison rather than the seven to 14-year apology of a life sentence. It has been The Hindu‘s consistent stand for decades that India must make a clean break with a savage tradition by abolishing capital punishment. An immediate moratorium on executions should be the first step.

The Human Rescue Team
A Self Styled Laboratory of Neuroinformatics- Interlecting in  Nano Age World


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