A public convention against capital punishment will be organised here in the first week of November, Vadhashiksha Viruddha Samithi, an organisation campaigning for the cause, said.

A statement issued by campaign organising committee convenor K. Gireesh Kumar said it would press for a moratorium on capital punishment at the convention. The campaign would also demand that the State Assembly pass a resolution against capital punishment. It added that their campaign in 2005 had brought out human rights issues faced by prisoners.

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