Re-upped: Centre to formulate uniform sentencing policy by courts;Justice SU Khan says order to unlock Ayodhya site was given in 'undue haste'
In the wake of negative reactions being expressed by various members of the public regarding different sentences being handed down for similar cases, the Centre is proposing to formulate a national uniform sentencing policy. The Express Buzz quoted the Law Minister, Veerappa Moily saying, “We are working on the uniform sentencing policy which is on the lines of the ones in place in the United States and the United Kingdom.” Moily went on to state that the proposed policy will ensure that judges do not hand down varied sentences but follow the standards laid down under the proposed uniform sentencing policy. Meanwhile, Justice S.U. Khan, who was a member of the Bench that decided the recent Ayodhya title dispute case, has come out and said that the District Judge at the Faizabad High Court acted in uncommon haste and ignored procedures while hearing a petition to open the gates to the disputed site in 1986.Re-upped: Centre to formulate uniform sentencing policy by courts;Justice SU Khan says order to unlock Ayodhya site was given in 'undue haste' barandbench.com Tue, Oct 12, 2010