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Death Sentences

The PUDR urges the union government to commute the death sentence on Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar as well as Mahendra Nath Das.

While individual circumstances of the case would bring out mitigating factors, there is an issue of miscarriage of justice because their execution would violate the principle of jurisprudence which lays down that a person cannot be convicted and be punished twice for the same crime. Devinder Pal Singh has served 10 years and Mahendra Nath Das has served more than 15 years in jail. To carry out their execution now when they have already lived under the threat of execution for all these years surely behoves a reconsideration, because execution of their death sentence would mean that they suffer twice over. The PUDR believes that the whole issue of the death sentence and d enial of mercy petition further requires a judicial review.

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