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Philippines president Duterte to bring back capital punishment

May 16, 2016

Philippines president Duterte to bring back capital punishment

The Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte, nicknamed 'the Punisher' for his tough stance on crime, has said he will seek to bring back capital punishment. #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Crime #President #Death Penalty #Philippines #The Punisher #Rodrigo Duterte #Davao City
Lots of data, lots of misdirection: Why the NLU death row report is flawed

May 10, 2016

Lots of data, lots of misdirection: Why the NLU death row report is flawed

The NLU death penalty report has got data — but its report is not quite about making the judicial system fairer to all. It is about making justice fairer to the likely criminal. #Supreme Court #Justice #Death Penalty #High Court #National Law University #CriticalPointd #rarest of the rare #Death Penalty Research Project
Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system

May 07, 2016

Death row inmates as alive as dead bodies: Report highlights flaws in justice system

The report also tries to bring out the fact that there are very serious and real social costs to the experience that prisoners and their families go through. #CriticalPoint #Afzal Guru #Death Penalty #Death row #Jails #hanging #gallows #Yakub Memon #Criminal Justice System #Death row inmates #Indian prisioners
German Bakery blast: Bombay HC to pronounce verdict today

Mar 17, 2016

German Bakery blast: Bombay HC to pronounce verdict today

The Bombay High Court is likely to deliver its verdict on confirmation of death penalty awarded to Himayat Baig, the lone convict of 2010 Pune German Bakery blast case, on Thursday. #Terrorism #NewsTracker #Bombay High Court #Indian Mujahideen #Death Penalty #Himayat Baig
Soon, manufacturing illicit liquor in Bihar could lead to death penalty

Mar 09, 2016

Soon, manufacturing illicit liquor in Bihar could lead to death penalty

The Bihar government is bringing a bill to award capital punishment for manufacturing illicit liquor once prohibition comes into effect in the state from 1 April. #NewsTracker #bIhar #Nitish Kumar #Death Penalty #Alcohol #Bihar liquor ban #Sudha Dairy
Politics first: Why BJP should go for Jayalalithaa's bait on Rajiv assassination convicts

Mar 03, 2016

Politics first: Why BJP should go for Jayalalithaa's bait on Rajiv assassination convicts

If the BJP plays along, the big loser will be the DMK because its record of intervention in either the war against Tamils in Sri Lanka or the desperate pleas of Nalini and others had been dubious. #Politics #Tamil Nadu #DMK #Congress #Sri Lanka #PoliticsDecoder #Supreme Court #J. Jayalalithaa #LTTE #Rajiv Gandhi #Vaiko #Death Penalty #States #tamils #G Ramakrishnan #Nalini #Thol Thirumavalavan
UN human rights panel deplores mass executions by Saudi Arabia

Jan 03, 2016

UN human rights panel deplores mass executions by Saudi Arabia

Deploring the mass execution of 47 people by Saudi Arabia , the UN rights chief has called on the kingdom to impose a moratorium on all executions. #United Nations #Middle East #NewsTracker #UN #Death Penalty #Saudi Arabia #Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr #mass executions
Home Ministry against abolition of death penalty

Oct 04, 2015

Home Ministry against abolition of death penalty

The Home Ministry is likely to reject Law Commission's recommendation for abolition of death penalty, maintaining that time was not ripe yet to remove it completely from the statute book keeping in mind the threat from terrorism. #NewsTracker #Home Ministry #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Rajiv Mehrishi
Death sentences for five, life terms for seven in 2006 Mumbai train blasts case

Sep 30, 2015

Death sentences for five, life terms for seven in 2006 Mumbai train blasts case

Nine years after a series of bomb blasts in suburban trains rattled Mumbai killing 188 people, a special court in Mumbai has sentenced five persons to death in the case. #BreakingNow #NewsTracker #Mumbai blasts #ATS #Terror Attack #Death Penalty #MCOCA court #2006 Mumbai serial blasts