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INDIA: BOMBAY HIGH COURT SAYS SECOND CONVICTION UNDER NDPS NEED NOT BE DEATH

June 16, 2011: the Bombay High Court, one of the oldest and chartered High Courts in India, struck down the mandatory death penalty for drug offences. Announcing the order via video conferencing, a division bench of Justices A.M Khanwilkar and A.P Bhangale declared Section 31A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 (NDPS Act), that imposes a mandatory death sentence for a subsequent conviction for drug trafficking, ‘unconstitutional’.
The Court, however, refrained from striking down the law, preferring to read it down instead. Consequently, the sentencing Court will have the option, and not obligation, to impose capital punishment on a person convicted a second time for drugs in quantities specified under Section 31A.  
The case involves Ghulam Mohammed Malik, a Kashmiri man sentenced to death by the Special NDPS Court in Mumbai in February 2008 for a repeat offence of smuggling charas [cannabis resin]. Because of the mandatory nature of the punishment under Section 31A as it stood then, Malik was sentenced to death, without consideration of individual circumstances or mitigating factors. The High Court’s verdict came in response to a petition filed by the Indian Harm Reduction Network, a consortium of NGOs working for humane drug policies, who assailed mandatory capital punishment as arbitrary, excessive and disproportionate to the crime of dealing in drugs.
Rick Lines, Executive Director of Harm Reduction International, a UK based agency that specializes in drug control and human rights and the author of ‘The Death Penalty for Drug Offences: A violation of International Human Rights Law’ (2007), said: “The Court has upheld at the domestic level what has been emphasised for years by international human rights bodies – capital drug laws that take away judicial discretion are a violation of the rule of law. India’s justice system has affirmed that it is entirely unacceptable for such a penalty to be mandatory. This will set a positive precedent for judicial authorities in the region, which is rife with draconian drug laws.” (Sources: www.lawyerscollective.org, 16/06/2011)

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