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Smith had objected to Alabama's policy that his pastor would have had to observe his execution from an adjacent room rather than the death chamber itself.(AP)

Religion and the death penalty collide at the Supreme Court

PTI | , Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 13, 2021 04:04 PM IST
The high court around midnight Thursday declined to let Alabama proceed with the lethal injection of Willie B. Smith III.
Under an amendment to section 376 (e) of the IPC, repeat offenders in rape cases faced life imprisonment or a death penalty(HT File Photo)
Under an amendment to section 376 (e) of the IPC, repeat offenders in rape cases faced life imprisonment or a death penalty(HT File Photo)

HC upholds death penalty clause for repeat rape offenders

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2019 01:29 AM IST
The Bombay High Court amended section of the Indian Penal Code under which repeat offenders in rape cases can be awarded life imprisonment or death penalty.
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