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The death penalty for rape is ineffectual

Latika Vashist has argued compellingly for the need for forgiveness in these pages.

25 Jan 2020 1:10 AM

Rethink death penalty

The timing and the context of the CJI’s remarks, however, offer reasons to worry.

25 Jan 2020 1:08 AM

A letter to Asha Devi, mother of ‘Nirbhaya’

In the Indian Penal Code, the punishment for rape is seven years of imprisonment, even as it is a criminal offence and not a civil wrong.

20 Dec 2019 5:52 AM

In high treason case, ex-Pak Prez Pervez Musharraf sentenced to death

He was one of the Pakistan’s longest-serving rulers. He served as the President from 2001 to 2008.

17 Dec 2019 12:43 PM

‘Don’t believe in death penalty, even for Nirbhaya rapists’

The death penalty has no place in a civilised society. A civilised society does not exact revenge on a convict, says Sunil Gupta.

15 Dec 2019 6:44 AM

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Life is going short, why death penalty: Nirbhaya convict files review petiton

The apex court, on July 9, 2018, had dismissed the review pleas filed by three other convicts in the case.

10 Dec 2019 7:25 PM

Supreme Court reconfirms death penalty in Coimbatore rape and murder case

'In view of the majority judgement, the review petition stands dismissed in its entirety,' the bench said.

07 Nov 2019 11:20 AM

Murder convict picks electrocution over lethal injection in final hours

Stephen West, who was convicted in the two killings more than 30 years ago, waited until Wednesday to choose his method of execution.

16 Aug 2019 11:43 AM

BPO case: Women’s panel to intervene

The high court and Supreme Court had awarded the death penalty to the accused.

01 Aug 2019 1:51 AM

9/11 mastermind offers to help victims' family if US drops death penalty charges

Michael Kellogg, a Washington-based lawyer for the Saudi government, declined to comment.

30 Jul 2019 9:17 AM

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Pune rape: Death penalty commuted to life in prison

Court held that cops delayed execution of penalty.

30 Jul 2019 2:00 AM

After 16 yrs, US to resume use of death penalty; first execution scheduled for Dec

Lee will be the first one to be executed, with the date set for December 9, 2019.

26 Jul 2019 4:12 PM

Bhopal court awards death penalty to man who raped minor within 32 days

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court ordered all the sentences to run concurrently, judge said.

11 Jul 2019 7:17 PM

10 fundamental rights petitions filed in Sri Lankan SC against death penalty

The petitioners argued that it would result in the violation of fundamental rights as established in Article 12 (1) of the constitution.

01 Jul 2019 6:19 PM

Lawyer questions death for rapist

The trio was sentenced to death by sessions court for committing two gang rapes at Shakti Mill compound.

23 Feb 2019 2:49 AM

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Death penalty for aggravated assault under POCSO Act: Law Minister

The decision comes in the wake of the rising number of crimes against children being reported from across the country.

28 Dec 2018 5:04 PM

Delhi court awards death to convict in 1984 riots case

1st death penalty based on SIT investigation.

21 Nov 2018 12:47 AM

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Death sentence to one convict, other gets life term

Yashpal Singh was awarded death penalty while his co-convict in the case, Naresh Sherawat has been sentenced for life.

20 Nov 2018 5:33 PM

Malaysia to abolish death penalty, says minister

Capital punishment in Malaysia is currently mandatory for murder, kidnapping, possession of firearms and drug trafficking.

11 Oct 2018 2:59 PM

Chennai: 17 accused of raping teen may get death penalty

Charge sheet was filed before a Mahila court in Chennai for cases under POCSO Act, nearly two months after the incident came to the fore.

13 Sep 2018 10:56 AM

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