Capital Punishment

  • World's 'longest-serving' death row inmate to have a retrial in Japan 27-03-2014 01:50 PM

    Tokyo: A Japanese court on Thursday ordered the release and a retrial of an ageing prisoner accused of murder who served on death row for over 30 years, amid doubts about the evidence used to convict him. Japan and the United States are the only two Group of Seven rich...
  • Bangladesh executes Islamist opposition leader Abdul Quader for war crimes 12-12-2013 11:15 PM

    Dhaka: Bangladesh on Thursday executed an opposition leader convicted of war crimes hours after the Supreme Court rejected his last-minute appeal, officials said. The death threatened to spark new violence ahead of national elections next month. Sheikh Yousuf Harun, chief government administrator in Dhaka, said Abdul Quader Mollah was hanged...
  • Gandhi's non-violence ideology more relevant today: Medha Patkar 10-11-2013 05:44 PM

    Panaji: Noted social activist Medha Patkar on Sunday said Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is more relevant in the present times, and suggested that there should be no capital punishment. "Mahatma Gandhi's ideology of non-violence is very much relevant today. There is no difference between violence whoever does it," Patkar...
  • Her soul will now rest in peace, says friend of the Delhi gangrape victim 14-09-2013 09:39 AM

    The male friend of the Dec 16, 2012 gangrape victim, happy after a court awarded capital punishment to the four convicts in the case, said her soul would now rest in peace. "My friend's soul will now rest in peace," he told IANS."This is a victory of the nation and...
  • Arunachal Pradesh school hostel warden arrested for raping 14 girls 28-08-2013 12:54 PM

    A shocking case of rape of 14 minor girls allegedly by the hostel warden of a private school in Likabai in West Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh has come to light after a few students reported the matter to police. The rape of the girls in the age group of...
  • SC stays death penalty of Maganlal Barela guilty of beheading 5 daughters 08-08-2013 02:40 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the execution of death sentence awarded to Maganlal Barela, who was scheduled to be hanged in the morning for beheading his five daughters in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, till further orders. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam said that the stay...
  • WB: Teacher sent to judicial custody for allegedly banging a student's head against the wall 18-05-2013 06:33 PM

    Alipore: A lady teacher who was arrested for allegedly banging a class III student's head against a wall as punishment leading to his death was on Saturday remanded to 14 days judicial custody. Alipore ACJM, SM Shahnawaz, remanded Champa Mondal of the Nirdheshkhali Shishu Shiksha Kendra in South 24 Parganas...
  • Death penalty: India among 21 countries to carry out executions in 2012 12-04-2013 11:02 AM

    Although the global trend towards abolition remained strong, 2012 saw a disappointing resumption of executions in some countries including India, the latest Amnesty International report on death penalty and capital sentencing around the world in 2012 has revealed. The total number of confirmed executions was 682, two more than in...
  • FTN: What role should spiritual leaders play in raising awareness on women's safety? 19-02-2013 11:59 PM

    While speaking to CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said that alcohol is the root cause of crime against women. ...
  • Treat Afzal Guru as Indian first, not just a Kashmiri, says Sri Sri Ravi Shankar 19-02-2013 12:03 PM

    He added that death penalty should be abolished while speaking to CNN-IBN's Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose. ...
  • The Last Word: Has the time come for India to abolish death penalty 12-02-2013 11:41 PM

    At least five persons were injured as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir on Tuesday against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. ...
  • Sarabjit's sister meets him in Lahore jail 01-07-2011 12:34 PM

    Jalandhar: The sister of Sarabjit Singh, an Indian national on death row in Pakistan, has met him for the second time in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat Jail, according to his daughter. Dalbir Kaur met Singh in the Jail on Friday and the two exchanged presents. An emotional Singh sent wishes for...
  • Sikh group seeks UN intervention for Bhullar 18-06-2011 10:40 AM

    Washington: A Sikh advocacy group is seeking UN intervention to save Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar who has been given the death penalty in a 1993 car bombing case in New Delhi. Bhullar, a former Khalistan Commando Force militant, was given the death penalty in 2001 by a Delhi court under...
  • My dreams died with my daughter: Gowramma 08-10-2010 12:43 PM

    Bangalore: The verdict in BPO employee Prathibha Srikanthamurthy rape and murder case comes as a very special moment for Prathibha’s 80-year-old mother, Gowramma, who has been fighting this battle for justice alone for five years. She broke down after the sentencing. "Where is the question of peace for me...I lost...
  • Life term, not death, for Prathibha's killer 08-10-2010 12:00 PM

    The convict cab driver Shiva Kumar, who did not get death penalty, will spend his life till death in jail. ...
  • Prathibha's killer gets life imprisonment 08-10-2010 07:55 AM

    Bangalore: Five years after BPO employee Prathibha Srikanthamurthy was raped and murdered, a fast track court sentenced taxi driver Shiva Kumar to "life imprisonment till death" for the heinous crime here on Friday. Pronouncing the judgment in a packed court room, Judge B.V Guddali of the 11th fast track court...
  • SC raps govt over delay in mercy plea decisions 21-09-2009 09:34 PM

    Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru and others on the death row. ...