DEATH PENALTY

  • Two terrorists hanged in Pakistan after lifting of ban on death penalty 7 hours 33 minutes ago

    Islamabad: Pakistani authorities on Friday night executed two men convicted for attacks on the army headquarters and former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, days after Pakistan lifted its moratorium on the death penalty. The two are among 17 terrorists who would be executed in the first phase after the end of self-imposed...
  • 17 Pakistan terrorists set to be executed 23 hours 33 minutes ago

    Karachi: Jail authorities in Pakistan have started making arrangements in different parts of the country for the execution of 17 dreaded terrorists in the next few days after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced lifting of a moratorium on the death penalty. Sharif's announcement came after a round table conference of political...
  • Pakistan ends death penalty moratorium in terror cases 2 days ago

    Peshawar: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday lifted a self-imposed moratorium on death penalty in terror related cases, a day after ruthless Taliban militants massacred at least 132 students and nine staffers at an army-run school in Peshawar. Prime Minister Sharif told an All Parties Conference that the moratorium on death...
  • Death for rapists not wrong in certain cases, says TV actor Anup Soni on Delhi gangrape case 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The brutal gangrape of a paramedical student on the night of December 16, 2012 in a moving bus in Delhi shocked the nation and brought it to a standstill. Chill runs down the spine whenever one reads about the sheer brutality inflicted upon the 23-year-old victim by six...
  • Shakti Mills rape case: Bombay HC to take the final call on death sentence to accused today December 5, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday is scheduled to hear the death sentence confirmation petition of three convicts in the Shakti Mills gang-rape case. In April, the sessions court had convicted Vijay Jadhav, Salim Ansari and Kasim Bengali, along with Siraj Khan, for the rape of a photo journalist...
  • Vaiko protests death penalty to Tamil fishermen, blames NDA government November 4, 2014

    Chennai: Workers of the Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam led by general secretary Vaiko held massive protests in Chennai on Tuesday against the death sentence awarded to five Tamil Nadu fishermen by Sri Lankan court. Vaiko, who is an ally of the BJP, also lashed out at the central government for inviting...
  • China mulls scrapping death penalty for nine crimes October 27, 2014

    Beijing: China, accused by rights groups of carrying out world's largest number of executions every year, now plans to cut down death penalty for nine crimes including smuggling weapons and nuclear materials. The draft amendment to the Criminal Law was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, the...
  • US court gives death to Indian man for killing baby, her grandmother October 15, 2014

    Pennsylvania: A man from India who said he'd rather accept the death penalty than sit through arguments over his fate after being convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother from India was sentenced to die on Tuesday. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that jurors agreed on the death penalty for Raghunandan...
  • Bombay HC confirms death penalty for Pune driver for killing 9 people September 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday confirmed the death sentence for Pune driver Santosh M Mane, who two years ago hijacked a state transport bus and killed nine people. The incident happened on January 25, 2012 after he was denied a change from night duty to day duty by his...
  • Law commission begins review of the death penalty: Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. ...
  • Poll: Law Commission begins review of death penalty. Is it time to abolish it now? August 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Law Commission has begun a review of the death penalty. The Commission has issued a public consultation paper on capital punishment with a detailed questionnaire open to the public to send in their views. The move comes after the Supreme Court commuted death sentences of 19 people recently. Besides...
  • Delhi Gangrape case: Victim's mother says the fight for justice will continue July 14, 2014

    Family members of the brutally gangraped 23yearold physiotherapist who succumbed to injuries in 2012, have said that they will continue the fight for justice. The Supreme Court has stayed the death sentence of the two convicts implicated in the case. The convicts had approached the apex court challenging the Delhi...
  • Should juvenile rape offenders be charged as adults? July 14, 2014

    Women and Child Welfare Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that juveniles who commit rape should be tried as adults. She also said that she is personally working to amend the law so that 16yearolds are brought out of the purview of the Juvenile Justice Act. ...
  • Mentally deranged woman commits suicide along with her three daughters May 28, 2014

    A 30yearold woman on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a pond along with her three minor daughters, the police said. The deceased woman has been identified as Mirgodevi, and her three daughters as Sumitra (5), Puja (3) and Anita (1), they said. The uncle of the deceased woman, Girdhariram told...
  • 2000 Red Fort attack case: SC stays execution of accused Mohd Arif April 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the execution of the prime accused in the 2000 Red Fort attack case. Mohammad Arif alias Ashfaq was given death penalty in the attack. Arif, however, challenged the various procedures adopted by the court in deciding his review petition as well as the...
  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape April 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world. But,...
  • Lalu Prasad calls Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape remark 'rubbish' April 11, 2014

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is talking "rubbish", RJD chief Lalu Prasad said on Friday, reacting to the Samajwadi Party chief terming as unfair the death penalty prescribed by law in rape cases. "Mulayam Singh Yadav is derailed now," Lalu Prasad told reporters here before leaving for campaigning. He said Mulayam Singh is talking...
  • Despite furore, a defiant Mulayam says his rape remark not wrong April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as he faces flak over his comment defending rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has refused to back down. "What have I said? What is incorrect in my statement?" he asked, proceeding to say that there is a debate the world over on death penalty. "There should...
  • Mulayam in trouble, EC demands CD of his controversial 'rape' speech April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday stepped in after a huge furore over Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's rape comment. The poll body sought a CD of the leader's speech in Moradabad where he seemingly defended rapists. "The EC has asked for the CD of Mulayam Singh Yadav's speech...
  • Mulayam's rape remark an insult to womanhood: Ujjwal Nikam April 11, 2014

    Mulayam Singh Yadav's defense of rapists has stirred a hornet's nest, with his rivals gunning for his head. Watch the video for reactions to his comment. ...
  • Mulayam's rape remark: Son Akhilesh differs, backs 'stringent action' April 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav has stirred a hornet's nest with his rape remarks on Thursday. At a rally in Moradabad, Mulayam seemed to be defending rapists when he questioned the need for a death penalty. "Rape cases mein faansi di jayegi? Ye ladke hain, galtiyan ho...
  • Shakti Mills photojournalist rape: Three convicts get death penalty April 4, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai Sessions Court has handed death penalty to the three repeat offenders in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The three - Vijay Jadhav (19), Kasim Bengali (21) and Mohammed Salim Ansari (28) - have already been awarded a life term in another gangrape case in which a...
  • Nitish Katara murder: HC upholds conviction, life term of the Yadavs April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld a trial court order sentencing three convicts in the Nitish Katara murder case to life imprisonment. The court dismissed the appeals of the three convicts - son and nephew of politician DP Yadav, Vikas and Vishal, and contract killer Sukhdev - saying...
  • Photojournalist gangrape: Hearing on sentencing adjourned till April 1 March 28, 2014

    Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Friday adjourned the hearing on the quantum of sentencing in the Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case till April 1. The court was hearing the trial of three accused after it had allowed an additional charge of repeat offenders to be added against them after their conviction...
  • Seven get death penalty for murdering 2-year-old as part of a tantrik ritual March 28, 2014

    A court in Durg on Thursday awarded death penalty to seven people on charges of kidnapping and murdering a two-year-old boy as part of a tantrik ritual in 2010. District and Sessions Judge Gautam Chaurariya awarded death sentence to Ishwari Yadav (42), who claims to be a tantrik, his wife Kiran...
  • Relief for Bhullar, Centre in favour of commuting his death penalty March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In a major relief to Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday that it was in favour of commuting his death penalty into life imprisonment. The Centre said that there was a delay of 18 years in deciding on his mercy petition. Bhullar...
  • Delhi gangrape: SC stays death penalty of convicts Mukesh, Pawan till March 31 March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new twist in the Delhi gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Saturday stayed the execution of two convicts, Pawan and Mukesh, till March 31. Pawan and Mukesh had moved the apex court challenging their conviction and death sentence a short while ago. The SC order comes just days...
  • Delhi gangrape convicts Mukesh, Pawan move SC against death penalty March 15, 2014

    New Delhi: After the Delhi High Court upheld their death sentences in the December 16 gangrape case, two of the convicts have now approached the Supreme Court challenging their conviction and the death sentence. The apex court will hear their pleas shortly. Mukesh and Pawan are among the six men convicted in...
  • SC dismisses Centre's review plea on mercy petitions March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a review petition by the Centre which sought that the top court revisit its January order of commuting death sentences if there is a delay in deciding mercy petitions. The Supreme Court had commuted death penalties of 15 convicts to life sentences after...
  • Killer of Missouri schoolgirl executed after appeals dismissed February 26, 2014

    A Missouri man was executed early on Wednesday for raping and murdering a 15-year-old school girl, authorities said after the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a flurry of petitions seeking a stay. Michael Taylor died by lethal injection 25 years after he and an accomplice abducted Ann Harrison while she was waiting...