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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: President, SC, Delhi court reject last-minute pleas, execution set for 5:30 am Friday

Nirbhaya Case: President, SC, Delhi court reject last-minute pleas, execution set for 5:30 am Friday

A Delhi court was on Thursday told that no legal remedies of any of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case were pending in any of the courts. Additional Sessions Judge Dharmender Rana was informed by the public prosecutor that the second round mercy pleas of two convicts, Akshay Kumar Singh…

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…

Nirbhaya case: Centre, Delhi government moves to SC against HC order

Nirbhaya case: Centre, Delhi government moves to SC against HC order

On Wednesday, the Centre and Delhi government moved the Supreme court challenging the rejection of their plea by the Delhi High Court against the trial court order staying the execution of four death- row convicts Mukesh, Akshay, Pawan and Vinay in the Nirbhaya case. After a long pause, the Delhi government and the Centre have…

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…

Supreme Court dismisses the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya convict Akshay

Supreme Court dismisses the curative petition filed by Nirbhaya convict Akshay

The Supreme Court on January 30, 2019, rejected the curative plea filed by Akshay, one of the four death row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya Gang Rape and Murder case. A five-judge bench of Supreme Court consisted of Justice N.V. Ramanna, Justice Ashok Bhushan, Justice Arun Mishra, Justice R.F. Nariman and Justice R Bhanumathi dismissed…

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…

The Ministry of Home Affairs moves SC seeking a 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts

The Ministry of Home Affairs moves SC seeking a 7-day deadline for hanging death row convicts

The Ministry of Home Affairs has moved a plea in Supreme Court for fixing seven days as a deadline for executing the death penalty of condemned prisoners. The ministry seeks a direction “to mandate all competent courts, state governments, prison authorities in the country to issue death warrant of a convict within seven days of…

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