August 30th, 2011
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MHAA demands abolition of capital punishment

Chennai: Madras High Court Advocates’ Association (MHAA) demanded abolition of capital punishment in the country today. Amid some political parties in Tamil Nadu seeking commutation of death sentence of three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Madras High Court Advocates’ Association (MHAA) general body at a meeting here adopted a resolution for abolishing the death penalty claiming that a majority of countries in the world had done away with it.

The meeting was presided over by MHAA president G Mohanakrishnan. He said, the Tamil Nadu and central governments should consider the plea by the three convicts and must commute their death sentences to life imprisonment on humanitarian grounds.



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