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Capital Punishment
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 in

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 in

Opinion  /  Published 21.03.20

Killing in the name of law

We live in a country where people are unbearably reluctant to listen to voices that articulate uncomfortable truths. For many, the cause of rape lies not in problematic mindsets, but in the systemic f...
By in

India  /  Published 21.03.20

Halt use of capital punishment: UN

The UN has called on all nations to stop the use of capital punishment or put a moratorium on it, a day after four men convicted of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman were hanged in India.S...
By PTI in United Nations

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 in

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 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 in

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

India  /  Published 13.12.19

Nirbhaya's mother wants convicts hanged on Dec. 16

The mother of the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder victim on Friday said she wants those convicted in the case to be hanged on December 16, the day her daughter 'Nirbhaya' was brutally assaulted and left to...
By PTI in New Delhi

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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