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Most on death row are poor, from backward caste groups, minorities: Law University report

The Death Penalty Research Project, undertaken by researchers at the National Law University in Delhi, found that over 80 per cent of prisoners facing capital punishment had not completed school and nearly half had begun working before the age of 18.

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RS members debate abolition of death penalty

His short speech on capital punishment prompted Congress MP Jairam Ramesh to ask how Swamy could make a speech without making any allegations.

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Bangladesh upholds death penalty for Jamaat leader for 1971 war crimes

Mir Quasem, 63, is a member of central executive committee of the Jamaat, the largest Islamist party in Bangladesh, and is one of its most powerful leaders as he is believed to be the chief financier of the party.

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Death penalty stumbling block for India-Germany legal assistance treaty

Since 2007 both India and Germany has been negotiating to sign the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty in criminal matters but has not been able to reach a conclusion due to Berlin’s strong reservation to the provision of death penalty in Indian law.

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Time not ripe yet to abolish death penalty, says Home Ministry

Officials are of the opinion that time has not come yet to do away with capital punishment as threat of terrorism to India continues.

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UN experts call for abolition of death penalty in India

The experts also welcomed the decision to reduce the number of crimes subject to death penalty by China.

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Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon hangings send signals of weak Government: Justice Ajit Prakash Shah

Sudden decision on Guru was purely political, says former Delhi High Chief Justice.

Letters to the Editor: Keep Death Alive

The Uphaar judgment shows there are lacunae in understanding the basic premises of the rule of law.

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Except terror

Law Commission provides a frail reason for carving out the terror exception vis-a-vis the death penalty.

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No Exception For Terror

Differentiating between terror and other cases for death penalty is unsustainable.

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Law Commission’s no to death penalty: Govt unlikely to say yes

It would be interesting to see what how the Supreme Court responds to the Commission’s view with regard to “rarest of rare” doctrine.

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Abolishing death penalty: Don’t forget rights of victims, say law panel dissenters

Union Law Secretary P K Malhotra said that if ‘implications’ keep getting waived, then law would ‘cease of exist’.

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End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government

In its 272-page draft report, the commission favoured speedy abolition of the death penalty from the statute books, except in cases where the accused is convicted of involvement in a terror case or waging war against the nation.

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Do the right thing

Nation after nation has abolished the death penalty. India must summon the moral courage to follow them.

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End death penalty, keep it for terror only, recommends Law Commission

India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts. More recently, the issue was debated in the run-up to the July 30 hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.