The curious case of capital punishment in India
The share of death sentences for sexual crimes is on the rise, driven by several state-level sentencing decisions.
2 convicted for raping 5-year-old girl in Delhi in 2013
Manoj Shah and Pradeep Kumar had raped the girl at Gandhi Nagar area. They had fled a...
Nirbhaya’s mother slams Indira Jaising for ‘advising’ her to forgive the rape convicts
Senior advocate Indira Jaising urged the mother of Nir...
Conviction of rapists must be within 6 months, CM Kejriwal tweets
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said there should be a system in place to ensure that conviction of rapists "took place wit...
Nibhaya case: Death-row convict claims he was juvenile, SC to hear plea
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on January 20 a Special Leave Petition (SLP) filed by one of the death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya r...
Who is Indira Jaising to suggest that I forgive my daughter's rapists: Asha Devi
Earlier yesterday, Indira Jaising, through a tweet, had urged Asha Devi to forgive the perpetrators and had used the example of Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi, who had forgiven Nalini, one of the convicts who was given the death penalty by the courts.
BJP attacks AAP for delay in hanging of Nirbhaya's convicts, Kejriwal says don't do politics over this
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on January 17 reacted on the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case. He said, "Everyone wants that the convicts sh...
Nirbhaya convicts shifted to jail no 3 where hanging is set to take place: Tihar officials
The four death row convicts -- Vinay Sharma, Akshay Kumar Singh, Mukesh Kumar Singh and Pawan Gupta -- were scheduled to be hanged on January 22. However, the Delhi government told the High Court on Wednesday their execution has to be postponed in view of the pendency of a mercy petition by one of them.
Lawyers in Weinstein rape case question 100 potential jurors
The potential jurors, who have passed an initial round of pre-screening, include supermodel Gigi Hadid.
'Getting frustrated': Nirbhaya's mother on hanging of convicts rescheduled to Feb 01
New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): While speaking to media persons, after Delhi court issued fresh death warrants against convicts. Nirbhaya's mother ...
Nirbhaya case: Convict moves SC against HC's order rejecting his juvenility claim
Convict Pawan Kumar Gupta has challenged the high court's December 19 order by which it had also deprecated the conduct of his advocate for filing forged documents and not appearing in the court.
Nirbhaya case: Court issues fresh death warrants against 4 convicts, orders hanging on Feb 1, 6 am
Additional Sessions Judge Satish Kumar Arora was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution scheduled for January 22. Earlier in the day, the Tihar jail authorities sought issuance of fresh death warrants against the four convicts.
Nirbhaya case: Tihar jail seeks from court fresh death warrants against 4 convicts
The court was hearing a plea by one of the four death row convicts in the case, Mukesh Kumar Singh, seeking postponement of the date of his execution on January 22. The 23-year-old paramedic student, referred to as Nirbhaya, was gang raped and brutally assaulted on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 inside a moving bus in south Delhi by six persons.
President rejects mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh
The rejection came soon after the Union Home Ministry forwarded the petition to the president on Friday morning. "It's a very good thing. Our hopes have gone up after the disheartening news that the execution might be delayed," the young woman's father told PTI as news came in of the rejection. Mukesh had filed his mercy petition two days ago.
Nirbhaya case: President Ram Nath Kovind rejects convict Mukesh's mercy plea
President of India Ram Nath Kovind has rejected mercy plea of Nirbhaya convict Mukesh Singh. The plea was sent to him by the Ministry of Hom...
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