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Death Penalty
Opinion  /  Published 24.01.20

Unwelcome guest

Sir — ‘Narcissists, Machiavellians, psychopaths and neurotics not welcome’ — this might well be on the board that Airbnb hosts put up on the gates of their homes. Airbnb is now using artificia...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 17.12.19

Nirbhaya: CJI recuses from hearing convict's review plea

Chief Justice S. A. Bobde recused himself on Tuesday from hearing the plea of convict Akshay Kumar Singh seeking review of the 2017 apex court judgment upholding his death penalty in the Nirbhaya gang...
By PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 08.08.19

The death penalty delayed

As long as capital punishment exists, the administrative system should not appear either to hesitate or to lose interest once the prisoners have been placed on death row. Neither humanity nor the righ...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 07.08.19

The death penalty is never the answer

After a moratorium of 43 years, the gallows were getting ready in Sri Lanka. Two executioners with ‘excellent moral character’ and ‘mental strength’ were appointed. A list of four convicts —...
By Sonia Sarkar in

India  /  Published 20.03.20

Justice has finally been done: Delhi rape victim's mother

Justice has finally been done and women will definitely feel safer now, the mother of 2012 Delhi gang gape victim Asha Devi said after four men convicted the crime were hanged at Tihar Jail on Friday....
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.03.20

SC dismisses convict Mukesh's plea

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to entertain the plea of Mukesh Singh, one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case, challenging a Delhi High Court order, which...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 28.01.20

2012 gang rape convict alleges “non application of mind”

The Supreme Court Tuesday questioned one of the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case, as to how he can allege “non application of mind” by the President in rejecting h...
By PTI in New Delhi

India  /  Published 18.01.20

Nirbhaya case: SC to hear convict's plea

The Supreme Court will hear on January 20 a plea of a death row convict in the Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile at the time o...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.19

Crime and punishment in China

In January, a Chinese court sentenced a Canadian to death for drug smuggling. Just two months earlier, it had given him a 15-year-sentence, but after the police said they had found ‘new evidence’,...
By Neha Sahay in


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