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Death Penalty in India: “One hardly finds a rich or affluent person going to the gallows”

Headline Title:  “One hardly finds a rich or affluent person going to the gallows” 17 April 2013 In November 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged in the country’s first execution in more than eight years. Three months later, Afzal Guru was executed after his clemency petition was rejected by the President; Guru had been convicted in 2005 of being involved in the 2001 attack on Parliament.More recently, the government has expanded the scope of the death penalty by amending laws to provide for this punishment in certain cases of rape.The…

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