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Mar 18, 2018
Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivorsRajasthan has introduced the death penalty for rape of girls below 12 years of age. However, several child rights experts believe this is not the solution.
Jan 20, 2018
Manohar Lal Khattar says Haryana to enact law providing for capital punishment for rape of children aged 12 years or lessFacing heat over a string of rape incidents involving minors in Haryana recently, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said the state would enact a law providing capital punishment to those found guilty of sexually abusing girls aged 12 years or below
Dec 23, 2017
Karnataka government mulls law providing for capital punishment to rapists of minor girlsTaking a cue from Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka government too is mulling framing a law enabling capital punishment to rapists of minor girls
Dec 04, 2017
Madhya Pradesh Assembly passes bill awarding death to those convicted of raping girls aged 12 and belowThe Madhya Pradesh Assembly unanimously passed a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below.
Nov 07, 2017
Arvind Kejriwal advocates death penalty for rapists, says Delhi govt ready to set up new courtsDelhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday advocated capital punishment for rapists, and said the Delhi government was ready to fund new courts for this.
Oct 12, 2017
Pope Francis reiterates opposition to death penalty, says it 'attacks the dignity of the person'Pope Francis on Wednesday called for categorical opposition to capital punishment to be written into an update of the most important guide to Catholic teaching.
Jul 13, 2017
Japan executes two convicted murderers; 19 executions carried out under Shinzo AbeJapan executed two convicted murderers on Thursday, the justice ministry said, ignoring calls from international rights groups to end capital punishment.
Jul 06, 2017
India's anti-hijacking law comes into force, prescribes capital punishment in case of any deathThe country's new anti-hijacking law, which prescribes capital punishment in the event of death of "any person", has come into force following a government notification.
Jun 30, 2017
Mumbai 1993 blast case: CBI demands death penalty for convicts Tahir Merchant and Karimullah KhanThe CBI on Friday demanded death penalty for two more convicts, Tahir Merchant and Karimullah Khan, in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Jun 29, 2017
Delay in execution of a capital punishment convict is 'dehumanising', says Delhi High CourtDelay in the execution of a death row convict after his capital punishment has been confirmed by the highest judicial forum