New Delhi [India], Apr. 24 (ANI): The Centre in its counter affidavit over a plea seeking an alternative method of execution other than hanging on Tuesday submitted to the Supreme Court">Supreme Court that hanging is far safer and quicker than lethal injections or firing squads.
The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) sought to declare that the right to die by a dignified procedure of death as a fundamental right as defined under Article 21 of the Constitution.
The Central Government, in its counter affidavit, had stated that hanging as a mode of execution is easy to assemble.
Quick and simple and free from anything that would unnecessarily sharpen the poignancy of the prisoner's apprehension.