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Constitution Bench to decide on remission of life sentences of Rajiv Gandhi killers: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India referred the matter on remission of life imprisonment of convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case to a Constitution Bench and continued its interim order of staying the State of Tamil Nadu … Continue reading

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Unexplained Delay ground for commutation of death sentence: SC

In a landmark ruling, a Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that “unexplained and inordinate” delays in the execution of the death penalty were grounds to change the sentences to life imprisonment. The Court said, “if there … Continue reading

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Reservation in promotion for SCs & STs with consequential seniority can be provided but with rider: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that the reservation in promotion for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes with consequential seniority as engrafted under Articles 16(4A) and 16(4B) of the Constitution can be allowed provided the concepts of ‘efficiency’, ‘backwardness’ … Continue reading

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