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Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

Aug 03, 2015

Secular-Left opposition to death penalty is often driven by hidden motives

All said the done, the case to abolish the death penalty is rather weak - at least in India's case. many so-called opponents of the death penalty are driven less by genuine belief and more by political posturing #HowThisWorks #BJP #Narendra Modi #Capital punishment #Death sentence #Death Penalty #execution #Left Parties #Yakub Memon #BJP government
Social media and Yakub Memons funeral: Sure, its a mobocracy out there

Aug 03, 2015

Social media and Yakub Memons funeral: Sure, its a mobocracy out there

People are consuming news more through recommendation of their friends rather than going to a news site and as a result, the website of a newspaper is going to lose its prominence going forward. #social media #facebook #Salman Khan #Twitter #InMyOpinion #Death sentence #Instagram #WhatsApp #APJ Abdul Kalam #Yakub Memon
Floods wreak havoc and destruction: Over 50 dead in West Bengal, 3 in Manipur

Aug 03, 2015

Floods wreak havoc and destruction: Over 50 dead in West Bengal, 3 in Manipur

The flood situation in south Bengal remained grim with the death toll crossing 50. Around 2.14 lakh people have taken shelter in 1,537 relief camps. #India #Mamata Banerjee #rain #NewsTracker #West Bengal #Kolkata #IMD #Floods #death toll #Disaster #Indian Meteorological Department #West Bengal CM #Cyclone Komen
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
At least 20 dead, several houses swept away in Manipur landslide

Aug 02, 2015

At least 20 dead, several houses swept away in Manipur landslide

At least 20 people were killed and several houses swept away as a landslide, caused by heavy rain, devastated a village in Manipur's Chandel district bordering Myanmar on Saturday, officials said. #NewsTracker #Myanmar #Manipur #Imphal #death toll #Landslide #Chandel district #Manipur landslide
'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