Death Penalty

  • Law commission begins review of the death penalty: Is it time to abolish it now? 3 days ago

    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. ...
  • Delhi Gangrape case: Victim's mother says the fight for justice will continue July 14, 2014

    Family members of the brutally gangraped 23-year-old 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...
  • 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. ...
  • SC commutes death penalty of Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life February 18, 2014

    Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. The lawyers have called the judgment a step in the right direction. ...
  • Has SC set wrong precedent by commuting death of Rajiv Gandhi Killers? February 18, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the death penalty of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassins to life imprisonment. The death sentence has been commuted on grounds of delay in deciding their mercy plea. ...
  • SC commutes death sentences of 15 convicts January 22, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted death penalty of 15 convicts on the grounds of inordinate delay and mental illness. The ruling could help Khalistani terrorist Devender Pal Singh Bhullar and Rajiv Gandhi's assassins escape the noose. ...
  • Judgment commuting MN Das's death sentence crucial in view of Bhullar case: Lawyer May 1, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of murder convict Mahendra Nath Das. The sentence has been commuted to life on the grounds of delay in execution. ...
  • 1984 riots: Hang me, if not Sajjan, says petitioner Jagdish Kaur April 30, 2013

    Congress leader Sajjan Kumar was on Tuesday acquitted of all charges in a case relating to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. Witness and petitioner Jagdish Kaur refused to leave the court saying if he cannot be hanged, she should be hanged. ...
  • All is not over, will fight the battle politically: Bhullar's friend April 12, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Khalistani terrorist Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar's plea to commute his death sentence to life. ...
  • The Last Word: Was the SC right to reject Bhullar's mercy plea? April 12, 2013

    The Supreme Court on Friday rejected the mercy petition of Devinder Pal Singh Bhullar, who had sought commutation of his death penalty to life sentence on the ground that there was inordinate delay by the President over his plea for clemency. ...
  • 'SC says no imminent danger to Veerappan aides' February 17, 2013

    The Supreme Court has refused to admit their petition amidst speculation that they may be hanged soon. Their hanging is reportedly imminent after the rejection of their mercy plea. Human rights activist Shanthi Fonseca said, "There is no imminent danger meaning execution is not going to take place so that...
  • News 360: Tainted chopper deal put on hold, say sources February 13, 2013

    The AugustaWestland chopper deal got murkier with allegations of bribery now being levelled directly at the former Air Chief, SP Tyagi. ...
  • The Last Word: Has the time come for India to abolish death penalty February 12, 2013

    At least five persons were injured as fresh protests broke out in Kashmir on Tuesday against the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. ...
  • News 360: Justice Verma report says no death penalty for rapists January 23, 2013

    The Justice JS Verma panel has submitted its report on the changes needed to fight crimes against women and suggested that the maximum punishment for rape should be life imprisonment. ...
  • I am sure Pak will take note of Kasab verdict: SM Krishna August 29, 2012

    External Affairs Minister SM Krishna, in Tehran for the NAM summit, said Pakistan would undoubtedly take note of the verdict upholding death sentence for 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab. ...
  • 26/11: Investigating Jundal's role, says Mumbai Police August 29, 2012

    Mumbai Police Joint Commissioner Himanshu Roy has said that the Crime Branch is also investigating the role of Abu Jundal in 26/11 attacks. ...
  • Kasab should be hanged immediately: 26/11 martyr's wife August 29, 2012

    Kalpana Pawar, wife of slain police constable Ambadas Pawar, said that 26/11 convict Ajmal Kasab should be hanged without further delay. ...
  • Hang Kasab immediately: 26/11 martyr's brother August 29, 2012

    Eknath Ombale, the brother of Tukaram Ombale who died fighting terrorists during the 26/11 terror attacks, said that if Afzal Guru had been hanged 10 years ago, maybe 26/11 and 13/7 wouldn't have happened. ...
  • Has Afzal Guru's death penalty become politicised? May 27, 2011

    On Talking Point, Veeraraghav and Suhasini Haidar discuss if Afzal Guru's death penalty has become a political debate. ...