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DEATH PENALTY NEWS

Freedom fighter moves SC challenging legality of execution of death penalty by hanging

February 10, 2020 10:31 pm

Kerala-based S Parameswaran Nampoothiri has challenged the legality and validity of section 354 (5) of the CrPC which stipulated that "when any person is sentenced to death, the sentence shall direct that he be hanged by the neck till he is dead".

SC to examine victim and society-centric guidelines in death penalty cases

January 31, 2020 2:30 pm

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde sought response from various stakeholders on whose petition the apex court in 2014 had laid down guidelines relating to the execution of death row convicts.

From Bihar to Tihar: 10 hanging ropes, made with soft cotton

December 13, 2019 6:05 am

This comes against the backdrop of the Union Home Ministry sending the Delhi government's recommendation to reject the mercy plea of one of the four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gangrape case to President Ram Nath Kovind.

Pune BPO employee rape and murder: Bombay HC commutes 2 convicts' death penalty to life term

July 29, 2019 5:51 pm

The Bombay HC said there had been 'inordinate delay' in executing them, and berated the state government for 'using telegram and express letters in this digital era'.

Rajya Sabha members support amendments to POCSO Act

July 24, 2019 6:53 pm

The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday by Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani.

Congress MP seeks abolition of death penalty

July 13, 2019 1:07 am

Moving the bill, Pradeep Tamta said that countries around the world were moving away from awarding capital punishment and India should also follow suit.

Rethink death penalty

March 07, 2019 12:05 am

Supreme Court decision to recall its own order, acquit six on death row, is another reminder why it needs to go.

Madhya Pradesh life imprisonment count for rapists: 150 in 10 months

November 17, 2018 8:06 am

Nearly 150 rapists have been sentenced to life imprisonment by various courts in the last 10 months in Madhya Pradesh, the only state which awards points to public prosecutors to secure more and prompt conviction.

Malaysia to abolish colonial-era Sedition Act, death penalty

October 11, 2018 4:58 pm

In a statement on Thursday, Amnesty International said the decision was a "major step forward".

Sri Lanka President to end moratorium on death penalty

July 23, 2018 1:19 pm

Last week, Sirisena said convicted drug traffickers will be hanged as a part of the government's crackdown on narcotics. Sri Lanka has maintained the moratorium since its last execution in 1976.

DEATH PENALTY VIDEOS

From condemning rape to promising Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi makes a pitch to women voters in I-day speech

August 15, 2018 6:16 am

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

Plenty of evidence to show death penalty for child rapists is no deterrent

May 19, 2018 9:35 am

The government's proposal to modify the Prevention of Children from Sexual Offences Act or POCSO Act and ensure death penalty for child rapists has many problems. Shalini Nair reports.