ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Dead Man Waiting

The exercise of pardon by the president of India is often delayed so long that legal opinion has, at times, considered it sufficient ground to commute the death sentence. This delay is partly due to the confusion over the nature of the pardon which has its origins in the monarch's grace but has been redefined as a constitutional duty of the republic to be undertaken for the public good.

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