Nirbhaya

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses Plea of juvenility raised by Death Row Convict Pawan Gupta

Nirbhaya case: SC dismisses Plea of juvenility raised by Death Row Convict Pawan Gupta

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a plea by one of four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, Pawan K Gupta, claiming that he was a juvenile at the time of the incident in 2012. The apex court said this claim had already been rejected and he cannot raise it again….

Nirbhaya Case: Sessions Judge directs Tihar authorities to submit a detailed report in steps taken post-filing of Mukesh’s mercy plea

Nirbhaya Case: Sessions Judge directs Tihar authorities to submit a detailed report in steps taken post-filing of Mukesh’s mercy plea

On Thursday Justice Satish Arora sessions judge at Patiala House court asked Tihar admiration authorities to submit a comprehensive report mentioning the procedure they followed after mercy plea was filed by one of the convicts. The court wanted intimation from the authorities about the procedure followed under rule 840 read along with rule 863 according…

1023 fast track special courts to be set up by Central Govt for speedy disposal of POCSO and rape cases

1023 fast track special courts to be set up by Central Govt for speedy disposal of POCSO and rape cases

Ministry of law and Justice introduced a scheme to set up 1023 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSC) exclusively for time bound disposal of rape and POCSO cases under National Mission for Safety of Women (NMSW). Out of the 1023, 389 are solely for handling POCSO cases as each court will be assigned to 389 districts…

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