capital punishment

International Rights Bodies on Nirbhaya Case: Death Penalty a Deterrent Theory

International Rights Bodies on Nirbhaya Case: Death Penalty a Deterrent Theory

About Nirbhaya Case On a December night in Delhi, a girl so-named ‘Nirbhaya’ and her friend were returning after watching a late movie show from a movie theatre, they were waiting for a bus. One of the culprits convinced them to get on an empty bus with tinted windows. They were assaulted by six males,…

Globally 690 executions in 2018, 142 countries abolished Death Penalty

Globally 690 executions in 2018, 142 countries abolished Death Penalty

The death penalty is known as the execution of a person who has committed a crime and is sentenced to death after the judgment given by a court of law. The term death penalty is also called as capital punishment, though the imposition of the penalty is not always followed by execution because there is always a possibility of reducing it to life…

Capital punishment in India

Capital punishment in India

Crime is as old as human civilization. Since time immemorial crime has been with us in different degrees. Every society has a pattern of suitable conduct and some human beings in every society have fallen outside this configuration. It is the reality which we can accept that crime cannot be abolished. Various reasons for the…

Nirbhaya case: Court defers hanging of the 4 death row convicts once again

Nirbhaya case: Court defers hanging of the 4 death row convicts once again

The execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case which was scheduled for today has been deferred by a Delhi Court for the third time in six weeks. The court on March 2, deferred the hanging of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case till further order, pending disposal of convict Pawan…

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

The Supreme Court on 25th February deferred the hearing of the Centre’s plea to separately execute the death sentence of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, to March 5. “List the matters on March 5 at 3 pm,” a three Bench led by Justice R Banumathi said. The apex court had already made it clear…

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Vinay Sharma, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, on Thursday, approached the election commission of India challenging the rejection of his mercy plea. Vinay Sharma challenged the government of Delhi, raising questions on the timing of the rejection of his mercy plea. Advocate A P Singh, Vinay’s Counsel,…

Delhi court issues fresh death warrants for the execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya case

Delhi court issues fresh death warrants for the execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya case

On 17th February, a Delhi court issued fresh death warrants against the four convicts in the Nirbhaya rape and murder case. As per the warrant, the convicts- – Mukesh Singh, Vinay Sharma, Pawan Gupta and Akshay Singh are to be hanged on March 3 at 6 AM. All the four convicts “to be hanged by…

How the Court decides the ‘Rarest of the Rare’ case for the Death Penalty

How the Court decides the ‘Rarest of the Rare’ case for the Death Penalty

The death penalty is the execution of an offender according to the legal procedure of the state in which it exercises its power to take an individual’s life. The death penalty, which is the highest punishment that is present in India currently, is only awarded in the occurrence of the most heinous crimes and is…

Victim centric death penalty guidelines

Victim centric death penalty guidelines

The bench of chief justice SA Bobde, J. BR Gavai and J. Surya Kant agreed to hear centre plea for laying down victim-centric guidelines for the death penalty in the heinous crime. The centre claims that existing guidelines are only accused centric, it is also important to frame guidelines from the point of view of…

SC turns down Nirbhaya case convict’s plea against rejection of mercy plea

SC turns down Nirbhaya case convict’s plea against rejection of mercy plea

On January 17th, 2020, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind rejected the mercy plea filed by Mukesh Singh, one of the accused in the Nirbhaya rape case. Essentially, the remaining four convicts have been awarded the death penalty and shall be hanged on February 1st, 2020, as per the schedule. Moreover, Mukesh filed a…

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