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Pardoning powers of the President

  Jun 09, 2021

Pardoning powers of the President

Q. Why is this in news? 

Q. What is the Story so far? 

Q. What is Pardon? 

Q. Why need Pardon?

Q. What are Pardoning powers in India? 

[1] President

  1. Article 72 says that the president shall have the power to grant pardons, reprieves, respites or remissions of punishment or to suspend, remit or commute the sentence of any person convicted of any offense.
  2. The pardoning powers of the Indian President are elucidated in Art 72 of the Indian Constitution. There are five different types of pardoning that are mandated by law.

Cases as specified by art. 72

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Q. What is the Nature of the Pardoning Power?