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SC deputy registrar quits over Yakub Memon hanging, says it's among 'darkest hours' of apex court

Aug 03, 2015

SC deputy registrar quits over Yakub Memon hanging, says it's among 'darkest hours' of apex court

Professor Anup Surendranath, Deputy Registrar (Research), who was appointed more than a year ago on contract, resigned on 30 July after the hanging of Yakub Memon. #facebook #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Yakub Memon
States shouldn't act like murderers: Shashi Tharoor on death penalty

Aug 02, 2015

States shouldn't act like murderers: Shashi Tharoor on death penalty

Under attack over his tweets after Yakub Memon's execution, Shashi Tharoor on Sunday stuck to his opposition to death penalty even for terrorists. #India #Terrorism #Congress #TheySaidIt #Shashi Tharoor #Death Penalty #execution #Yakub Memon
Amnesty International responds on Yakub Memon: Why India doesn't need the death penalty

Aug 02, 2015

Amnesty International responds on Yakub Memon: Why India doesn't need the death penalty

In India, the risk of executing someone in error is not minor. The Supreme Court has itself acknowledged that death sentences are handed out in a subjective and inconsistent way. Research by Amnesty International and PUCL has shown that whether people are sentenced to death depend on factors ranging from the quality of their lawyers to the idiosyncrasies of judges. #InMyOpinion #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Amnesty International #Yakub Memon
'Death penalty an anomaly': Amid debate over Yakub Memon, Varun Gandhi support abolition

Aug 02, 2015

'Death penalty an anomaly': Amid debate over Yakub Memon, Varun Gandhi support abolition

In the midst of a raging debate over the death penalty to Mumbai terror attack convict Yakub Memon, BJP MP Varun Gandhi has favoured abolition of capital punishment, saying 94 percent of death row convicts are either Dalits or from minority communities. #BJP #TheySaidIt #Varun Gandhi #Death Penalty #Yakub Memon
The Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

Aug 02, 2015

The Great Indian Hanging: In death, Yakub Memon exposed our enormous hunger for the macabre

On second thoughts, Yakub could have insisted on live telecast of his own death. Maybe nobody told Yakub that his ailing mother won't be able to make it to the 'phansi yard' of the Nagpur jail in time and he was wasting his last wish. #CriticalPoint #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #1993 Mumbai blasts #Yakub Memon #islamic-state #Jihadi John #Indian Execution #Yakub
Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

Aug 01, 2015

Media talked about Yakub Memon's human rights but not his responsibilities: BJP MP Anurag Thakur

BJP MP Anurag Thakur on Friday raised questions over the kind of play given by some sections of media to Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, who was hanged on Thursday, and expressed concern over it. #Media #NewsTracker #TheySaidIt #Press #Death Penalty #Human Rights #Yakub Memon #BJP MP Anurag thakur
Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Aug 01, 2015

Yakub Memon hanging aftermath: The irrationality of arguments against death sentence

Opposition to the death penalty is founded on the belief that retribution is unworthy; it should be abolished because we are a civilised society. These assertions appeal to what Aristotle called the pathos, or emotions, of the public. #InMyOpinion #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Yakub Memon #death punishment #Case for Death Penalty #Yakub Memon Hanging
Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

Jul 31, 2015

Yakub Memon execution: India needs to become more humane and abolish capital punishment

The debate over the rights and wrongs of Yakub Memons execution on Thursday is yet another example of how opinion is bitterly divided between those who support death penalty and those who dont. #India #France #Europe #CriticalPoint #Death Penalty #Saudi Arabia #Yakub Memon #anti-Death Penalty movement #capital punishments
Yakub Memon hanging: In death, has the 1993 blast convict brought India closer to life?

Jul 30, 2015

Yakub Memon hanging: In death, has the 1993 blast convict brought India closer to life?

The controversial capital punishment for the 1993 Mumbai blast convict has strengthened the movement for the abolition of capital punishment in India. It has also highlighted the limited vision of the Indian government and the Supreme Court in dealing with the questions it raises. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Mumbai #Death Penalty #Yakub Memon #1993 blasts
Shatrughan Sinha 'embarrassed' BJP by signing mercy petition for Yakub Memon, says Jaitley

Jul 30, 2015

Shatrughan Sinha 'embarrassed' BJP by signing mercy petition for Yakub Memon, says Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday lamented that BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha had "embarrassed" the party by signing a petition to the President against the execution of Yakub Memon and said it was "extremely sad" that the actor-turned-politician had gone against the party line. #Congress #BJP #Arun Jaitley #bIhar #Death Penalty #Shatrughan Sinha #Mercy plea #President of India #Yakub Memon