Trial of such cases should also be completed within six months, Union law and justice minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi stresses on role of effective policing in ensuring that women feel safe, secure
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the role of effective policing in ensuring that women feel safe and secure
President Ram Nath Kovind recommends revoking right to mercy petition for POSCO convicts on death row
Demonic attacks on women have shaken the conscience of the country, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Friday and advocated that those convicted under the POCSO Act should be deprived of their right to mercy petition
Hyderabad encounter reprehensible, but reaction to it brings to fore collective collapse of faith in India’s criminal justice system
We must be careful here. While taking a moral position on custodial killings, we should equally note the collective collapse of citizen’s faith in India’s criminal justice system and due process of law. What prompted such jubilation among public on the perpetrators getting killed without trial?
Hyderabad rape and murder case: Telangana HC directs state govt to preserve bodies of four accused till 9 Dec
The Telangana High Court on Friday directed the state government to preserve the bodies of four accused in the rape and murder of a young veterinarian till 8 pm on 9 December
After the gruesome rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinarian last week, the debate on women's safety in the country has been reignited.
Hyderabad encounter killings achieve little more than satiating collective bloodlust, delaying meaningful action against rape culture
A move such as the Hyderabad encounter killings is not likely to make any significant dent in the problem of our country’s heinous rape culture.
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
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.
Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in 2012 December gangrape case
The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in the Delhi gangrape and murder case of 2012.
Activists, parents of minor rape victims oppose death penalty, say move will increase cases of rape and murder
Child rights groups reiterated that the real deterrent in such cases is the implementation of the laws and the certainty of punishment, rather than the death penalty.
Arvind Kejriwal urges DCW chief Swati Maliwal to end 8-day fast, says Centre considering changes in rape laws
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday appealed to Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal to end her fast, after the central government informed the Supreme Court that the law ministry is considering to change the law
More often than not, the proponents of the death penalty little realise that their demand for death of child rapists would only exacerbate the problem.