Death Penalty

  • Mulayam's rape remark an insult to womanhood: Ujjwal Nikam 11-04-2014 12:44 PM

    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 18-02-2014 11:33 PM

    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? 18-02-2014 10:31 PM

    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 22-01-2014 08:23 AM

    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 01-05-2013 10:42 PM

    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 30-04-2013 04:25 PM

    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 12-04-2013 11:52 PM

    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? 12-04-2013 09:31 PM

    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' 17-02-2013 12:20 PM

    The Supreme Court has refused to admit their petition amidst speculation that they may be hanged soon. ...
  • News 360: Tainted chopper deal put on hold, say sources 13-02-2013 09:25 PM

    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 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. ...
  • News 360: Justice Verma report says no death penalty for rapists 23-01-2013 09:32 PM

    The Committee report also said that juvenile age should not be lowered. ...
  • Has Afzal Guru's death penalty become politicised? 27-05-2011 10:22 PM

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