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Luke 13v5
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Capital Punishment is not a rule of sentencing policy, but its an exception to the same, and death sentences are awarded only in the ‘rarest of the rare’ cases.

Only after contemplating to a great extent about the age, background, family income, number of dependants, chances of rehabilitation and improvement, depravity of the crime and threat to the society that the offender might impose, the judge passes a sentences of death penalty to an offender.

So, considering a Humanist approach, the Judiciary tries its best to not award death sentence since the laws are supposed to create a deterrence and not abhorrence for laws in the society by awarding any kind of punishment.

Therefore, whenever a Judge passes a death sentence, he breaks the nib of his pen:

Thanks for A2A. I hope I satisfied your query!


www.quora.com/What-is-the-history-behind-the-tradition-of-breaking-the-nib-of-the-pen-by-a-judge-after-awarding-death-penalty-Why-it-isnt-that-of-breaking-the-hammer

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