Murder

Mob Lynching- A threat to society

Mob Lynching- A threat to society

Mob lynching is an illegal way of punishing somebody by an informal group of people. A lynch mob can be defined as an angry group of people who wishes to punish by killing someone without a trial because they believe the person has committed a crime. Mob lynching is social as well as a political…

Defence of  Grave and Sudden provocation in Murder cases

Defence of Grave and Sudden provocation in Murder cases

The defence of crimes of passion challenges mens rea, suggesting that there was no premeditated malice and that the crime was committed as a result of the heat of passion. In certain jurisdictions, if the defence of grave and sudden provocation is established, it might call for a conviction for second-degree murder but not first-degree…

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,…

Asian Holocaust and Human Rights Violation

Asian Holocaust and Human Rights Violation

During the 1920 Nanjing had a population of 250,000. But during 1930, the city was exceptionally populated with more than one million occupants. This expansion was of Japanese occupation and innumerable refugees escaping to the city from Manchuria and other Chinese territories toward the east of Nanjing. The city of Nanjing was a protected city…

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…

SC says long adjournment ‘not justified’, asks HC to hear plea on March 6

SC says long adjournment ‘not justified’, asks HC to hear plea on March 6

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the decision of the Delhi high court to adjourn a petition seeking registration of FIRs against politicians who made hate speeches that may have instigated the Delhi riots, cannot be justified and directed the High Court to list the matter for Friday, urging it to explore the possibility…

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,…