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Death Penalty
World  /  Published 27.11.21

Singapore: Indians' death sentences upheld

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By Gurdip Singh in Singapore

India  /  Published 26.11.21

Death commuted in rape case

Bombay High Court on Thursday commuted to life sentence the death penalty awarded to three convicts in the gang rape of a 22-year-old photojournalist inside the defunct Shakti Mills compound in centra...
By PTI in Mumbai

India  /  Published 09.11.21

Victims' age insufficient for death penalty: SC

Low age of victims in rape-and-murder cases has not been considered as the "only or sufficient factor by this court" for imposing the death penalty, the Supreme Court has said referring to i...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 16.03.21

Death penalty in Batla case

A Delhi court on Monday awarded death penalty to Ariz Khan for the murder of decorated Delhi police inspector Mohan Chand Sharma in connection with the sensational 2008 Batla House encounter case, say...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 14.01.21

US executes first woman since 1953

The US government executed convicted murderer Lisa Montgomery, the only woman on federal death row, on Wednesday, after the Supreme Court cleared the last hurdle by overturning a stay. Montgomery was...
By Reuters in Washington

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North East  /  Published 21.10.20

Death penalty for lynching doctor

A Jorhat court on Tuesday handed death penalty to an accused and life terms to 24 others convicted in the Dr Deben Dutta lynching case of 2019. Delivering his verdict in the “brutal and barbari...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 13.10.20

Bangladesh backs death term for rape

Bangladesh’s cabinet on Monday approved an amendment to introduce the death penalty for rape cases after a series of recent sexual assaults sparked nationwide protests.  Bangladesh was roc...
By PTI

World  /  Published 09.09.20

Pak court sentences Christian to death

A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced a Christian man to death on blasphemy charges.  Asif Pervaiz, a garment factory worker, had been accused by his supervisor of sending derogatory remarks ab...
By Reuters in Lahore

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

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


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