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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,…

Justice Served to Nirbhaya

Justice Served to Nirbhaya

As Martin Luther King once rightly said, “Law and order exist for the purpose of establishing justice and when they fail in this purpose they become the dangerously structured dams that block the flow of social progress.” Nirbhaya case, a case that shook the conscience of the entire world, the brutality that one cannot even…

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…

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…

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…

Means to Access to Justice:  Review, Curative, and Mercy Petition- with special reference to Nirbhaya Case

Means to Access to Justice: Review, Curative, and Mercy Petition- with special reference to Nirbhaya Case

Review Petition The Constitution of India, 1950 under Article 137 gives the power to the Supreme Court to review any judgement pronounced by it or order made by it, subject to provisions of any law or rules made under Article 145 under which the Supreme Court is authorised to make rules as to the conditions…

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…

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