UP sentences maximum number of people on death row - NCRB

Q.  In absolute numbers, which Indian state sentences maximum number of people on death row, as per NCRB?
- Published on 10 Sep 15

a. Kerala
b. Bihar
c. Maharashtra
d. UP

NCRB data in a study called `Hanging in Balance: Arbitrariness in Death Penalty Adjudication in India', found that convicts in Delhi and Jammu & Kashmir were 6 and 6.6 times respectively more likely to be given death row than the national average. Disparity in death penalty jurisprudence was noted with a person from Jharkhand 2.4 times more likely to attain a death sentence than national average, while the number was 2.5 for Gujarat, 3 for WB, 3.2 for Karnataka. Law Commission headed by Justice A. P. Shah demanded that apart from terrorism cases, death penalty should be abolished in India.

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