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Death Penalty
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

North East  /  Published 28.01.19

Kin of blast victims relive trauma, allege apathy

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By Abdul Gani in Guwahati

World  /  Published 12.04.19

New gay sex laws preventive, says Brunei

Brunei said new laws imposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery were designed more for “prevention than to punish” in response to the UN condemnation of the measures.The UN said the Musli...
By Reuters in London

World  /  Published 11.10.18

Malay death penalty to end

Malaysia’s cabinet has ordered the suspension of the colonial-era Sedition Act, widely used to rein in dissent, and is working on doing the same for the death penalty as it prepares to repeal both l...
By Reuters in KualaLumpur


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