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Sri Lankan PM Wickremesinghe says he is opposed to capital punishment

President Maithripala Sirisena said Wednesday he was committed to bringing back capital punishment for drug offenders, months after vowing a tougher line on spiralling narcotics-related crime.

Beyond The News: The Debate over Death

How have India’s Parliament, Law Commissions and the Supreme Court dealt with the question of capital punishment and the many issues it raises?


Experts say lethal injection is not an alternative to hanging

Although the law commission report discussed whether the discretion of mode of execution should lie with the judge or the convict, the question of who would provide the injections to convicts remains unanswered.

Death sentences in US decline sharply as public attitudes shift

The growing reluctance of juries to sentence defendants to death is one of several factors contributing to the overall drop in executions.

Capital punishment in India: 385 persons identified as prisoners on death row

First-of-its-kind report provides 360-degree view of the administration of capital punishment — who gets it, and what it is to live in death’s shadow.

No Exception For Terror

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


Srinagar: J-K police detain moderate Hurriyat leaders protesting against capital punishment

Shouting slogans against capital punishment, the leaders were demanding the release of all the political prisoners in the valley.

Civil rights groups call for end to capital punishment

Carrying placards that declared, “Hanging is the most premeditated of murders”, the protesters claimed that the execution of Memon should not have taken place on the merits of the case itself.

Yakub Memon first to be hanged in Maharashtra after Ajmal Kasab

The first hanging in Independent India was that of Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte in the Mahatma Gandhi assassination case.

Rajya Sabha to debate death penalty today

The resolution, set to be discussed in the Upper House on Thursday, quotes former President A P J Abdul Kalam’s support for abolition of the death penalty.

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Mikhail Bora seeks capital punishment for culprits

Guwahati, Feb 18 (ANI): Indrani Mukerjea's son Mikhail Bora has demanded capital punishment for his mother and others who are accused in his sister Sheena Bora murder case. He said that he had been saying from the beginning that Peter Mukerjea is involved in the conspiracy.