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Constitution of India: Mercy Pleas, Clemency Powers and Their Judicial Review in India

The Indian Constitution grants clemency powers to the President and the Governors of States, respectively through Articles 72 and 161 of the Constitution of India, respectively. The purpose was to add a humane approach by means of a reprieve or mercy. Forgiveness, as we all know, is considered to be divine. In matters pertaining to public welfare, it becomes necessary to see whether granting pardon overturns the intention of the conviction.