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Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal is no lasting solution

Aug 28, 2015

Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal is no lasting solution

The Supreme Court had already decreed that capital punishment should be reserved for the rarest of rare cases. What the Law Commission is basically saying is that is too fuzzy a definition and too many cases are ending up in the rarest of rare bucket even though higher courts eventually quashed many of those sentences. In fact the number of death sentences being quashed shows they are being imposed too arbitrarily. #ConnectTheDots #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Death row #Delhi gangrape #Yakub Memon #rarest of rare case. law commission
'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

Aug 28, 2015

'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

A Law Commission consultation process, headed by Justice (Retd) A P Shah, on a report on whether to retain the death penalty in India saw a majority opposing capital punishment. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Yakub Memon #A P Shah
Tripura assembly passes resolution to abolish death penalty

Aug 07, 2015

Tripura assembly passes resolution to abolish death penalty

The ruling Left Front members and opposition Congress legislators unanimously passed a resolution in the Tripura assembly on Friday, urging the Centre to abolish the death penalty. #India #Congress #NewsTracker #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Tripura #Life imprisonment #MLA Jitendra Sarkar
Rights group seeks removal of Tripura Guv over his 'communal' tweets on Yakub Memon

Aug 04, 2015

Rights group seeks removal of Tripura Guv over his 'communal' tweets on Yakub Memon

A city-based rights group on Tuesday wrote to President Pranab Mukherjee seeking the removal of Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy over his tweets on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon. #NewsTracker #Death Penalty #1993 Mumbai blasts #President Pranab Mukherjee #Yakub Memon #Tathagata Roy #Tripura Governor
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
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