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The Corona of Misogyny: What kind of man wishes rape on women who oppose death for rapists?
Opinion

The Corona of Misogyny: What kind of man wishes rape on women who oppose death for rapists?

You might imagine that trolls are too preoccupied with their Corona-related bile to care about everyday misogyny. Wishful thinking. Since the hanging of the four men convicted in the 2012 Delhi gangrape this weekend, the Army of Animosity has found time to pop open bottles of virtual champagne to celebrate the rapists’ deaths while also turning on those who oppose capital punishment for rape | Anna MM Vetticad writes

Delhi gangrape: With courts evoking 'collective conscience' in handing death penalty, it's time we examined our own
Opinion

Delhi gangrape: With courts evoking 'collective conscience' in handing death penalty, it's time we examined our own

When the French sociologist David Émile Durkheim articulated the concept of the ‘collective conscience’, he made it a point to say he wasn’t defining it as a shared moral conscience between people. But maybe it’s time that we did. Especially in the case of a punishment as final as the death penalty.

From slow poisoning claims, to allegation of impeding mercy petition, convicts of Delhi gangrape case make bizarre claims; court refuses to intervene
India

From slow poisoning claims, to allegation of impeding mercy petition, convicts of Delhi gangrape case make bizarre claims; court refuses to intervene

A Delhi court said no further directions were required on a plea by the lawyer of the death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case alleging the prison authorities were not handing over certain documents required to file mercy and curative petitions and disposed of the petition.

Supreme Court dismisses juvenility plea of 2012 gangrape convict Pawan Kumar Gupta, says Delhi HC 'rightly' rejected petition
India

Supreme Court dismisses juvenility plea of 2012 gangrape convict Pawan Kumar Gupta, says Delhi HC 'rightly' rejected petition

The apex court bench, headed by Justice R Banumathi, said the Delhi High Court "rightly rejected" Gupta's claim of being a juvenile at the time of the offence.

2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear on 20 Jan convict Pawan Kumar Gupta's plea against HC order rejecting his juvenility claim
India

2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear on 20 Jan convict Pawan Kumar Gupta's plea against HC order rejecting his juvenility claim

The Supreme Court will hear on 20 January a plea of a death row convict in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case against a Delhi High Court order dismissing his claim of being a juvenile at the time of the commission of the offence

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Convicts won't be able to escape gallows despite legal tactics, says victim's father
India

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: Convicts won't be able to escape gallows despite legal tactics, says victim's father

The father of the victim of the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder said that the four convicts will not be able to escape the gallows, despite all the legal tactics they may employ

Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment
World

Drag Musharraf's corpse to central square in Islamabad, hang it for three days if he dies before execution, says Pakistan court in bizarre judgment

Pervez Musharraf's corpse should be dragged to the central square in Islamabad and hanged for three days if the former military dictator dies before his execution, a special court in Pakistan which sentenced him to death said on Thursday in a bizarre judgement

2012 Delhi gangrape: L-G Anil Baijal recommends rejecting mercy plea of convict Vinay Sharma; victim's mother rues 'endless wait for justice'
India

2012 Delhi gangrape: L-G Anil Baijal recommends rejecting mercy plea of convict Vinay Sharma; victim's mother rues 'endless wait for justice'

The development comes a day after the Delhi government recommended rejection of the mercy petition of Vinay Sharma.

Coimbatore rape-murder case: SC dismisses plea of death row convict seeking review of apex court's order of capital punishment
India

Coimbatore rape-murder case: SC dismisses plea of death row convict seeking review of apex court's order of capital punishment

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea filed by a death row convict seeking review of its verdict affirming capital punishment imposed on him for 'horribly' gangraping a minor girl and later killing her along with her brother in Coimbatore in 2010

Congress leader moves bill in RS to abolish death penalty; BJP leaders oppose legislation, say capital punishment 'acts as deterrent'
India

Congress leader moves bill in RS to abolish death penalty; BJP leaders oppose legislation, say capital punishment 'acts as deterrent'

A private members bill seeking abolition of death penalty was introduced in the Rajya Sabha Friday by a Congress member

Kathua rape and murder case: Victim's father moves HC against acquittal of one accused, seeks stricter sentence for six convicts
India

Kathua rape and murder case: Victim's father moves HC against acquittal of one accused, seeks stricter sentence for six convicts

The father of the Kathua rape and murder victim moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday seeking enhancement of sentence imposed on six convicts and also challenging the acquittal of one accused

Rajasthan court hands out death penalty to man for rape and murder of five-year-old in Alwar
India

Rajasthan court hands out death penalty to man for rape and murder of five-year-old in Alwar

The court convicted the accused, Rajkumar alias Dharmendra Yadav for the rape and murder of a minor girl, special public prosecutor Vinod Kumar Sharma said.

Capital punishment not a deterrent of crime, says Javed Akhtar on Kathua verdict
Entertainment

Capital punishment not a deterrent of crime, says Javed Akhtar on Kathua verdict

Javed Akhtar has said while he understands the disappointment with the Kathua case verdict, he believes capital punishment is not a deterrent to crime

Narendra Modi in Surat: Speaking of rape as a function of capital punishment numbers is reductive, insensitive
India

Narendra Modi in Surat: Speaking of rape as a function of capital punishment numbers is reductive, insensitive

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave tips to students about coping with exams but, as it turns out, marks have not been his friend as the week progressed

SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty in 2:1 judgment; dissenting judge says time has come to review capital punishment
India

SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty in 2:1 judgment; dissenting judge says time has come to review capital punishment

A three-judge bench comprising justices Kurian Joseph, Deepak Gupta and Hemant Gupta commuted the death sentence of a man and gave him life term for murdering three persons, including two women.

Tennessee orders first death sentence in a decade, executes man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl
World

Tennessee orders first death sentence in a decade, executes man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girl

US' Tennessee executed a man for raping and murdering a sever-year-old girl. The state gave its first death sentence in nearly a decade

Justice Madan B Lokur says juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every rape, murder case
India

Justice Madan B Lokur says juvenile convicts can't be given death penalty for every rape, murder case

Justice Madan B Lokur, the chairman of the Supreme Court Juvenile Justice Committee, has said that juvenile convicts cannot be handed down capital punishment in every case pertaining to heinous crimes such as rape and murder. He said judgement in such cases had to be delivered on the basis of evidence.

Supreme Court stays death sentence of convict in 11-year-old's rape and murder case in Madhya Pradesh
India

Supreme Court stays death sentence of convict in 11-year-old's rape and murder case in Madhya Pradesh

According to the police, both of them had raped the minor girl, who was residing in their village along with her family, during the intervening night of 14-15 April last year and then killed her.

Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivors
India

Rajasthan introduces death penalty for rape of minors: Child rights experts say move uncalled for, will endanger survivors

Rajasthan 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.