The Law Commission of India issued the following PRESS COMMUNIQUÉ today in light of a news item titled – “End death penalty, keep it for terror only: Law Commission” in a daily for publication/broadcast.
A newspaper report appeared in the DelhiEdition of Indian Express dated 28 August 2015 captioned “End death penalty, keep it for terror only: Law Commission”. The Law Commission of India clarifies that this is a case of incorrectreporting arid does not reflectthe final recommendations of the Commission. The “draft report” that has been reported upon is not the final version that is proposed to be submitted to the UnionMinister of Law and Justice. The Commission further clarifies that a subject like death penalty is extremely sensitive in nature, and reporting on such a subject withoutclearly understanding the views of the Commission may have an adverseimpact on the public. Attributing the final viewsof the Commission to a “draft report”, that was intended for private circulation amongst Members and meant for discussion, has opened up the issue for unnecessary speculation. The Commission regards the newsreport as an interference in its functioning.
(Release ID :126428)
Source: Press Information Bureau (PIB)
Source: Bombay High Court