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SC issues fresh guidelines for listing appeals by death row convicts; fixes 6-month deadline from HC verdict to hear plea
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SC issues fresh guidelines for listing appeals by death row convicts; fixes 6-month deadline from HC verdict to hear plea

Supreme Court has come out with guidelines for expeditious hearing of criminal appeals involving the death penalty, a decision which comes against the backdrop of delay in execution of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape.

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: SC defers hearing on Centre's plea for separate execution, asks convicts to file replies
India

2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case: SC defers hearing on Centre's plea for separate execution, asks convicts to file replies

The bench said it is deferring the hearing till 2 pm Friday in wake of a trial court order on Wednesday

Despite SC intervention, victim compensation in POCSO cases poor due to cumbersome process, failure to invoke law
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Despite SC intervention, victim compensation in POCSO cases poor due to cumbersome process, failure to invoke law

The Supreme Court has noted that no scheme for compensation existed for victims of sexual abuse under POCSO and ordered that victims under POCSO should be compensated under Compensation Scheme for Women victims/Survivors of Sexual assault/other crimes of NALSA.