India Should Say No to Death Penalty: CPI Leader D Raja

The Communist Party of India leader that he is moving a private member resolution in the Rajya Sabha in this regard.

Published: 30th July 2015 09:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2015 09:51 AM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Reiterating his party’s opposition to capital punishment, Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja said India should say no to the death penalty.

“We continue to hold our position, we oppose capital punishment. India should say no to capital punishment,” Raja told ANI.

“In this regard I am moving a private member resolution in the Rajya Sabha, its listed for 31st July. Till the Government and Parliament decide upon death penalty statute, India should have a moratorium of death sentences,” he added.

The 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon's petition on his death warrant was rejected, paving way for his execution which was carried out inside the Nagpur jail today morning.

The apex court had earlier dismissed the curative petition of Yakub. A three-judge bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra, Prafulla C. Pant and Amitava Roy said proper procedure was followed in disposing of Yakub's curative petition.


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