The death penalty is the ultimate, irreversible denial of human rights. The death penalty has not been shown to have any particular deterrent effect on crime and Amnesty International India campaigns for an end to all executions around the world - no matter what the circumstances. We stand against the use of executions in every single case. No matter what the crime, who the alleged criminal is, or the method of execution. More than 170,000 people across India have supported our campaign. We are only as strong as our supporters so read more on the latest of our work on the death penalty and join our movement.