Punishment modified

To put it differently, the power to impose a modified punishment providing for any specific term of incarceration or till the end of the convict's life as an alternate to death penalty, can be exercised only by the High Court and the Supreme Court and not by any other inferior court.

Importance of punishment as per Arjauna

अर्जुन उवाच। दण्डः शास्ति प्रजाः सर्वा दण्ड एवाभिरक्षति। दण्‍डः सुप्तेषु जागर्ति दण्डं धर्मं विदुर्बुधाः।। दण्डः संरक्षते धर्मं तथैवार्यं जनाधिप। कामं संरक्षते दण्डस्त्रिवर्गो दण्ड उच्यते।। दण्डेन रक्ष्यते धान्यं धनं दण्डेन रक्ष्यते। एतद्विद्वानुपादाय स्वभावं पश्य लौकिकम्।। राजदण्डभयादेके नराः पापं न कुर्वते। यमदण्डभयादेके…

Guilt, bad conscience and the like-Nietzsche-1887

That idea—"the wrong-doer deserves punishment because he might have acted otherwise," in spite of the fact that it is nowadays so cheap, obvious, natural, and inevitable, and that it has had to serve as an illustration of the way in which the sentiment of justice appeared on earth, is in point of fact an exceedingly late, and even refined form of human judgment and inference; the placing of this idea back at the beginning of the world is simply a clumsy violation of the principles of primitive psychology.

Capital Punishment-India

There are several other sections in which death sentence could be imposed, but that sentence is not mandatory. Under two sections namely Sec. 302-murder and Section 121-waging war against the Government of India, alternative punishments of death or imprisonment for life are leviable.