Interesting question to ask you folks. This stems from a very salient point made by a person who is against the death penalty. Not because of the truly guilty but because so many innocent are falsely accused. Christan's in America , the staunch ones , are typically republicans and are for the death penalty. the irony is that their religious leader an " innocent man" was put to death by the govt ( during that time). so my question to you Hindus, Muslims of India is how many of your religious heads were persecuted, put to death, the innocent ones? and if you believe in the judicial system where you would rather have 9 guilty walk than versus have 1( single) Innocent person be wrongly convicted- how can you be for the death penalty? Is it because you think your govt is omnipotent and has and never will make a mistake?