Earlier, President Mukherjee had rejected mercy petitions of 22 death row convicts at a stretch.
Legislation to amend anti-hijack law is to incorporate global treaties like the Beijing Protocol, 2010.
China is believed to execute more people for crimes than the rest of the world combined.
India voted against the resolution as it goes “against our statutory law”.
A UN resolution in 2012 has called for a moratorium on the death penalty, which was adopted by 111 member states.
Amid heavy security, the court simultaneously sentenced him to a 72-year imprisonment for several other charges.
Sharma represented convicts Mukesh and Pawan Gupta, whose death sentences have been stayed by the SC, pending their appeal.
A three-judge Bench had passed an order on January 21 commuting the death penalty.
The Centre, however, filed a review petition contending it was beyond the powers of the court to sit over appeal in such matter
The Supreme Court has commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.
Three youths were held guilty of kidnapping, gangrape and murder of a 19-year-old girl in 2012.
Karunanidhi welcomed the verdict and sought their immediate release.
Supreme Court has commuted death penalty of convict A G Perarivalan involved in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi’s killers to life imprisonment.
The SC stayed the execution of Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, who is on a death row in 1993 Delhi blast case.
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