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Dec 18, 2018
Madhavi Divan, new additional solicitor-general, played key role in triple talaq case, advocated against death penalty for rape of minorsThe Central government on Monday appointed advocate Madhavi Divan the Additional Solicitor General (ASG). She is the third woman who has been appointed ASG in the apex court.
Dec 13, 2018
Supreme Court says death row prisoners are entitled to meet family, friends and lawyersThe Supreme Court held that as part of the right to live with human dignity, a prisoner on a death row is entitled to meet members of his family and friends.
Nov 28, 2018
SC upholds constitutional validity of death penalty in 2:1 judgment; dissenting judge says time has come to review capital punishmentA 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.
Nov 15, 2018
Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor seeks death penalty for five suspects in Khashoggi murder caseSaudi Arabia's top prosecutor is recommending the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
Nov 14, 2018
India votes against UNGA's draft resolution on use of death penalty, says move against statutory law of countryFirst secretary in India's permanent mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi said the resolution sought to promote a moratorium on executions with the aim of abolishing death penalty.
Oct 11, 2018
Women need faith in police, judiciary to speak up; death penalty neither ends rape, nor instils confidence among themA major problem is that with the rape of girls below 12 punishable by the death penalty under the ordinance, there are now high chances that the accused will murder the child after the rape.
Sep 19, 2018
Madhya Pradesh court sentences man to death for raping four-year-old girl in Satna districtMadhya Pradesh was the first state to enact a law last December providing for death penalty for rapists of minor girls below 12.
Aug 21, 2018
Mandsaur rape case: Madhya Pradesh court pronounces death sentence for two accused of raping 8-year-oldSpecial Judge Nisha Gupta had earlier on Tuesday convicted the two men — Irfan alias Bhaiyu (20) and Asif (24) — and held them guilty under relevant sections, public prosecutor BS Thakur told PTI. The pronouncement of the quantum of sentence was scheduled for later in the day.
Aug 10, 2018
Tennessee orders first death sentence in a decade, executes man for rape and murder of 7-year-old girlUS' Tennessee executed a man for raping and murdering a sever-year-old girl. The state gave its first death sentence in nearly a decade
Jul 30, 2018
Lok Sabha takes up Bill providing for death penalty to child rape convicts, most members welcome proposed amendmentThe bill stipulates stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 12 years. Death sentence has been provided for rapists of girls under 12 years. The minimum punishment in cases of rape of women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years, extendable to life imprisonment.