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Trial and error

The Supreme Court, in its 1980 Bachan Singh vs State of Punjab ruling, laid down the rarest of the rare principle in handing out the death penalty. However, the high frequency of the award of capital punishment by trial courts across the country ... The Hindu, 1 month ago

Birender, 14 others default on Vidhan Sabha loan repayment

Former five-time MLA from Haryana, Birender Singh, who is currently Union minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, has defaulted on repayment of over `24 lakh loan taken from the Haryana Vidhan Sabha secretariat five years ago. Singh is ...
 Hindustan Times1 month ago
Indian Express

End death penalty, keep it only for terror: Law panel tells government

India is one of 59 countries where the death penalty is still awarded by courts. Over 53 years after it favoured retention of the death penalty in statute books, the Law Commission of India recommended Monday that the death penalty be abolished for ...
 Indian Express22 hours ago Abolishing death penalty should be India's goal: Law Commission  Livemint.com1 day ago Law panel to submit its report on death penalty on Monday  Oneindia4 days ago End death penalty, keep it for terror only, recommends Law Commission  Indian Express4 days ago
The Malaysian Times

Court upholds death sentence on Pakistani who beheaded doctor

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 25: The Federal Court here today upheld the death sentence of a Pakistani gardener who beheaded a prison doctor with a machete whom he claimed had insulted his religion. A five-member panel chaired by Chief Judge of Malaya Tan Sri ...
 The Malaysian Times1 week ago
Deccan Chronicle

Death penalty a 'lethal lottery': Justice Ganguly

Amidst a raging debate on death penalty, former Supreme Court judge, Justice A K Ganguly, has said that “freakish and arbitrary” modes of death sentencing are being exercised and it is virtually making capital punishment a “lethal ...
 Deccan Herald2 weeks ago Supreme Court and the dice of death  Deccan Chronicle3 weeks ago Executing selective justice  Deccan Herald1 month ago

Rit Lal's gesture in council surprises many

Patna: Bihar legislative council on Monday witnessed a piquant situation during the oath-taking ceremony of 24 MLCs. The newly elected 43-year-old independent MLC from Patna, Rit Lal Rai (Yadav) started touching the feet of several BJP members, ...
 Times of India4 weeks ago

Who should debate retention of death penalty: SC or Parliament?

For the past many decades, we have witnessed a psychological and constitutional battle between two classes — those seeking abolition of death penalty and others who lean for its retention. Yakub Abdul Razak Memon's last-gasp attempts to seek ...
 Times of India4 weeks ago

Death is entirely discriminatory

A life term for Kodnani and the hangman's noose for Kasab show the arbitrariness in the judicial administration of capital punishment Judge Jyotsna Yagnik's invocation of human dignity while not awarding the death penalty in the Naroda-Patiya ...
 The Hindu1 month ago
The Freepress Journal

Due process followed in letter and spirit

Yakub Memon's hanging at 6.43 am in Nagpur jail on Thursday created judicial history. It was the first time that the apex court opened its doors at 2.30 a.m. for a three-judge bench to dismiss around 5 a.m. the last petition filed by Memon seeking a ...
 The Freepress Journal1 month ago
Human Rights Watch

Dispatches: An Eye For an Eye and the Blinding of Indian Justice

Today, on his 54th birthday, Yakub Memon took the last, loneliest walk of his life to the hangman's noose. Memon was executed for his involvement in a series of bombings in Mumbai in 1993 that killed 257 people and injured more than 700 others. ...
 Human Rights Watch1 month ago
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