20 July, 2020
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Remission to Convicts by States
GS-paper-2 President and its power (PT-MAINS)
Recently, the Supreme Court of India referred to a seven-judge bench the issue whether states can grant benefit of remission to convicts under the Constitution by laying down a common policy.
Pardoning Power of President and Governor
Punishment or sentence for an offence against a Union Law,
Punishment or sentence is by a court-martial (military court), and
Punishment is a Death sentence.
The pardoning power of the Governor extends to the sentence of any person convicted of any offence against any State law. The Governor cannot pardon against the death sentence and sentence of a Court Martial. The scope of the pardoning power of the President under Article 72 is wider than the pardoning power of the Governor under Article 161.
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