Mercy Petition to the President of India

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  • Rajendra Prasad accepted 180 mercy pleas and rejected just one.
  • Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan allowed 57 mercy petitions while rejecting none.
  • Zakir Hussain did not send a single man to the gallow, accepting 22 mercy pleas.
  • VV Giri too did not reject a mercy petition, and accepted three pleas.
  • Fakrudhin Ali Ahmed and N Sanjeeva Reddy did not deal with any mercy petitions in their tenures.

  • Zail Singh rejected 30 mercy petitions, allowing just two.
  • R Venkatraman holds the record of rejecting the highest number of mercy pleas – 45. He allowed five petitions.
  • SD Sharma did not hand out a single commutation, rejecting 18 pleas for mercy.
  • KR Narayanan kept all mercy petitions pending.
  • APJ Kalam ruled on just two pleas, rejecting one and accepting the other.
  • Pratibha Patil commuted 34 mercy petitions and rejected five.

[ Law Commission of India Data]

Ram Nath Kobind

 Jagat Rai – 23.04.2018- The mercy petition was rejected by the President.

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