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Capital Punishment
Opinion  /  Published 21.03.20

Killing in the name of law

Global executions fell by almost one-third in 2018 to the lowest figure in at least a decade. While India did not record any executions in 2018, it saw the highest number of death sentences imposed in...
By Abhirup Dam

India  /  Published 02.12.19

MPs express anger over rape cases in India

The issue of rape cases in India on Monday rocked the winter session of Parliament as MPs expressed outrage, demanding death penalty and other stringent measures for those convicted.The discussions in...
By The Telegraph and PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 26.05.20

Think twice: About death penalty

India is among only 56 countries in the world that still retain — and apply — the death penalty. So far the array of abolitionist arguments has not succeeded, but in 1980 the Supreme Court laid do...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 18.12.19

Quick fix rape law

Speed is desirable, not haste. The Andhra Pradesh Disha bill, now the Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2019, was rapidly enacted in response to the countrywide outrage over the gang rape a...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 08.12.19

Unnao rape victim laid to rest amid tight security

The last rites of the 23-year-old Unnao rape victim were performed at her native village on Sunday amidst tight security arrangements.She was laid to rest in the fields belonging to her family. A larg...
By PTI in Unnao

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India  /  Published 18.01.20

Jaising should be ashamed: Nirbhaya's father

Nirbhaya's father on Saturday said senior lawyer Indira Jaising should be 'ashamed' of suggesting pardon for the four death row convicts in his daughter's gangrape case and said his family isn't as 'l...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 23.03.20

The hanging of 4 rapists

Before the execution last Friday of the men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case, Tihar jail had not seen the hanging of four men together. From that point of view, the culmination of the cruelt...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 01.03.19

Sri Lanka at crossroads on death penalty

Not the first but the fourth prime minister of Ceylon and occupying that office for just over three years, Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaranaike remains modern Sri Lanka’s most iconic politician. ...
By Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opinion  /  Published 18.01.20

Ancient treasures

Sir — A man recently landed in prison for climbing one of the pyramids in Giza. Although he says he did it for a good cause — spreading the message of peace and asking for help for Australia — h...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 17.12.19

Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death

Pakistan's former dictator Pervez Musharraf was on Tuesday sentenced to death in the high treason case by a special court in Islamabad, becoming the first military ruler to receive the capital punishm...
By PTI in Islamabad


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