The resolution, set to be discussed in the Upper House on Thursday, quotes former President A P J Abdul Kalam’s support for abolition of the death penalty.
Varun said capital punishment was ‘politically counterproductive’ since it ‘created martyrs’.
Kalam said as President he felt pain in deciding mercy petitions of death row convicts since most of them had ‘social and economic bias’.
SC will hear Monday petitions challenging death warrants issued against Amroha couple Shabnam and Salim, who killed 7 of her family in 2008.
They were sentenced to death by the lower courts which was appealed against by the duo.
The Richards’ daughter, Jane, lost a leg in one of the explosions, and they both suffered injuries.
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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.