Compare and contrast the pardoning powers of president and Governor in India as enumerated in the constitution.

Topic: Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. 3. Compare and contrast the pardoning powers of president and Governor in India as enumerated in the constitution.  (250 words) Difficulty level: Easy Reference: The Hindu Why the question: The Governor’s powers of pardon or remission under Article 161 of the Constitution have …

Mercy plea:

GS Paper 2: Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.   Context: The Supreme Court has advised the Union government to release the convict in the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination case, as he already served a sentence of more than three decades.   What next? …

Governor’s pardon power overrides 433A: SC:

GS Paper 2   Topics Covered: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies. Context: The Supreme Court has observed that the power of Governor under Article 161 of the Constitution to commute sentence or to pardon will override the restrictions imposed under Section 433-A of the Criminal Procedure Code.   …