In May, an apex court bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra and consisting of Justices R. Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan had upheld the Delhi High Court’s order of death sentence to the four convicts – Akshay, Pawan, Vinay Sharma and Mukesh.
The court told the Centre that it must be concerned that there is a problem. There should be a procedure for this and the government, which was paying the fund, ought to also make sure that it serves the right purpose, the bench said.
The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Bill, which provides for lowering the age for trial from 18 years, was passed by Rajya Sabha with a voice vote after a walkout by Left parties which wanted it to be sent to a Select Committee.
After four years of Nirbhaya gang rape case, Nirbhaya’s family on Friday expressed their disappointment and said that the government is not taking any appropriate step due to which rape cases are increasing day by day. Nirbhaya’s father criticised the government for not taking any strict actions against the rapists.
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to stay the release of the juvenile convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case, saying it cannot act beyond the law which stipulates a maximum three-year internment under the Juvenile Justice Act. “We share your concerns but we have to go by law as it stands today. We cannot […]