Pardon by President and Curative Petition


What is a mercy petition?

Mercy Petition is the last resort in context of Indian Judicial System. When a person lost all the remedies available to him/her under all the prevailing laws and the Constitutional Remedies too then he files Mercy Petition before The President of India or The Governor of the State in which that person resides.

Can the president pardon a court martial India?


Under the Constitution of India (Article 72), the President of India can grant a pardon or reduce the sentence of a convicted person, particularly in cases involving capital punishment.

Can the president pardon a death row inmate?

“Under the Constitution, only federal criminal convictions, such as those adjudicated in the United States District Courts, may be pardoned by the President … However, the President cannot pardon a state criminal offense.

What is review petition and curative petition?

Curative petition. … For this purpose, the court has devised what has been termed as a “curative” petition. In the Curative petition, the petitioner is required to aver specifically that the grounds mentioned therein had been taken in the review petition filed earlier and that it was dismissed by circulation.

What is mercy of the court?

Mercy Law and Legal Definition. Mercy means a compassionate treatment or behavior towards criminal offenders or as of those in distress, especially in imprisonment. For example, in criminal cases, a plea of the defendant tacitly admits his guilt by throwing himself on the mercy of the court.