Death penalty needs to be abolished, as it has neither served as a deterrent in the past, nor promises to be one in the future. Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, former judge of the Supreme Court, has also strongly pleaded for its abolition. Its replacement by life-long rigorous imprisonment will surely serve the purpose of making the criminal realise his mistake and also reform him.

K.D.Viswanaathan

Thadagam Road

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