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Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape after protests over series of sexual assault cases
World

Bangladesh approves death penalty for rape after protests over series of sexual assault cases

The country was rocked over the weekend by an unprecedented scale of demonstrations after footage of a brutal gang assault on a woman went viral

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

2012 Delhi gangrape case: Day after execution of four convicts, UN calls on all nations to stop use of capital punishment
India

2012 Delhi gangrape case: Day after execution of four convicts, UN calls on all nations to stop use of capital punishment

The UN has called on all nations to stop the use of capital punishment or put a moratorium on it, a day after four men convicted of gang-raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman were hanged in India.

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.

2012 Delhi gangrape case: Repeated delays in execution of convicts incentivises vigilante justice; erodes faith in India’s criminal justice system
Politics

2012 Delhi gangrape case: Repeated delays in execution of convicts incentivises vigilante justice; erodes faith in India’s criminal justice system

The 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case was put on fast track, yet more than seven years have passed, and the mother of the victim is still crying for justice.

Centre moves SC seeking seven-day deadline for execution of death row convicts after issuance of death warrant
India

Centre moves SC seeking seven-day deadline for execution of death row convicts after issuance of death warrant

The MHA also sought direction from the court that a time period be fixed for such death row convicts for filing curative pleas after rejection of their review pleas

Kuldeep Singh Sengar convicted of rape: Survivor suffers trial by fire as powerful perpetrators expose loopholes in criminal justice system
India

Kuldeep Singh Sengar convicted of rape: Survivor suffers trial by fire as powerful perpetrators expose loopholes in criminal justice system

The failure of the criminal justice system does not lie majorly in preventing the crime, but in failing to ensure fair investigating and protecting the interests of the victim.

2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear review petition of Akshay Kumar Singh on 17 December; death row convict's plea cites 'Delhi pollution'
India

2012 Delhi gangrape case: SC to hear review petition of Akshay Kumar Singh on 17 December; death row convict's plea cites 'Delhi pollution'

The Supreme Court will hear on 17 December the plea filed by one of the four death-row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape-and-murder case seeking review of its 2017 judgement awarding him the death penalty

Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers
India

Amid outrage over Hyderabad rape and murder case, a look at why politicians protect rapist-killers

Crimes that shock the nation are now a daily reality. This has also lead to further breakdown in law and order, more so since punishment by theory of deterrence to mark public abhorrence is not being applied.

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers
India

As Hyderabad rape, murder case triggers calls for harsher penalties, how political posturing prevents death penalty for rapist-killers

Amid calls for the death penalty for rapists, in the aftermath of the rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian, this ringside view proves how political posturing can contrast with reality, with politicians themselves protecting the rapist-killer by permitting inordinate delays and presidential pardons.

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.

Winter Session of Parliament: MPs seek death penalty, lynching for rapists; Rajya Sabha passes Bill banning e-cigarettes
Politics

Winter Session of Parliament: MPs seek death penalty, lynching for rapists; Rajya Sabha passes Bill banning e-cigarettes

Parliament proceedings on Monday were marked by irate legislators calling for stringent punishment for those convicted for rape.

POCSO Amendment bill introduced in Rajya Sabha, contains provisions for stricter punishment, including death penalty
India

POCSO Amendment bill introduced in Rajya Sabha, contains provisions for stricter punishment, including death penalty

Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani introduced the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the Rajya, that seeks to amend the existing law of 2012.

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

Firstpost Explains: How POCSO got more teeth after Cabinet nod to include death penalty for child abuse
India

Firstpost Explains: How POCSO got more teeth after Cabinet nod to include death penalty for child abuse

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments in the POSCO Act by specifying death penalty as the punishment for sexual assault against minors.

POCSO (Amendment) Bill 2019: Cabinet may consider proposal seeking death penalty for aggravated sexual assault of children
India

POCSO (Amendment) Bill 2019: Cabinet may consider proposal seeking death penalty for aggravated sexual assault of children

The Union Cabinet may consider a proposal seeking death penalty in cases of aggravated penetrative sexual assault of children in POCSO (Amendment) Bill 2019, irrespective of gender, in its meeting on Wednesday, sources said

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.

Pakistan court rejects Pervez Musharraf's plea for adjournment on hearing, cancels his right of defence
World

Pakistan court rejects Pervez Musharraf's plea for adjournment on hearing, cancels his right of defence

A special court in Pakistan rejected Pervez Musharraf's plea to adjourn of the hearing of a high treason case against him on medical grounds.

Time has come for India to kill death penalty
India

Time has come for India to kill death penalty

Death row prisoners are the poorest and most marginalised and can’t afford proper legal representation

Life in the Hangman’s Shadow
India

Life in the Hangman’s Shadow

Freed by the Supreme Court after 16 years spent on death row for a crime they did not commit, five men are desperately trying to rebuild their lives. More than a cause for celebration, their acquittal is reason to ask: how many more are wasting away in our jails?