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Death Penalty

Janak Raj Jai (Author)
Synopsis Dhananjoy Chatterjee’s execution 14 years after the pronouncement of death sentence by the Supreme Court has revived a country-wide debate on the justification of the retention of the capital punishment on the statute this issue; one is in favour of retention of the capital punishment, and the other is for its abolition. Taking into consideration the significance of the topic, concerning the life and death of human being, which has attracted the attention of the while world, the present book, under the title “Death Penalty” has been brought out. The present work contains wealth of information on this most controversial topic, available at one place for the benefit of the enlightened public in general, and the researchers in particular. The book is in two parts: Part I contains the articles written by the author himself and Part II contains articles, views, opinions and comments (for and against) of eminent jurists, social activists, law teachers, veteran walks of life. For the first time, such a comprehensive book on this most important yet controversial topic has been brought out. The book is a must for every shelf.
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About the author

Janak Raj Jai

Dr. Janak Raj Jai, born on 23rd August, 1931 at village Ramdas, District Amritsar (Punjab), is graduate from University of Punjab, Master in Hindi Literature from University of Delhi, Master of Laws from Nagpur University, Diploma in journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Doctor of Philosophy in Law from University of Delhi. He is Life Member, Indian Law Institute New Delhi, Authors guild of India, P.U.C.L., (People Union for civil Liberties), Chairman, Family conciliation Service Centre and has been connected with various social organizations. The author has been close to the corridors of power for a long time, having been associated with Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Vishwanath Pratap Singh. He has been teaching Law at the Faulty of Law, University of Delhi, and Amity Law School, for a number of years. For the past more than three decades he has been in the legal profession and is presently practising in the Supreme Court of India, and High Court of Delhi. He has been felicitated by the Chief Justices of India, Justice Dr. A.S. Anand and Justice B.N. Kirpal for his writings. He underwent detention under MISA during emergency for about 20 months for opposing the imposition of emergency. He has to his credit 20 books on various subjects including Law and Politics. To mention a few: Commissions and Omissions by Indian Prime Ministers; Commissions and Omissions by Indian Presidents and their conflicts with the Prime Ministers under the Constitution; Gowda-Ahmadi: Midnight Meet? Emergency Excesses: A Daylight Robbery of Human Rights; Assault on Judiciary; Political Trends – Revival of Two Party System; Bail, Law and Procedure; Compensation under the Motor Vehicles Act; Tehelka.com – A Tip of the Iceberg; Rise an Fall of Deve Gowda: A Constitutional Breakdown; Presidents of India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Death Penalty
Author Janak Raj Jai
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8189233084
length viii+220p., Notes; Appendices; 23cm.