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India opposes UN resolution for moratorium on death penalty

The United States also opposed the resolution, saying that capital punishment was legal under international law and dealing with it was a domestic matter.

Turkey parliament to consider death penalty for coup plotters

Capital punishment was abolished in Turkey in 2004 as the nation sought accession to the European Union.

Why prisoners are executed before sunrise – Must Read

Why prisoners are executed before sunrise – Must Read

Executions are rare in India and death sentences are awarded only in cases of rarest of rare crimes.

Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests; Indian national spared

Indonesia executes foreign convicts despite protests; Indian national spared

Indonesia on Thursday executed four drug convicts, three of them foreigners, by firing squad, an official said, pushing on with a campaign of capital punishment that has sparked a storm of global anger.

Malaysia may amend death penalty: Minister

Malaysia may amend the death sentence mandatory for 12 criminal offences after government-backed studies showed that the capital punishment had not led to the desired effects.

Gulberg Society massacre: 11 get lifer, 12 jailed for 7 years; Zakia Jafri `dissatisfied`

Gulberg Society massacre: 11 get lifer, 12 jailed for 7 years; Zakia Jafri `dissatisfied`

The Gulberg massacre took place a day after a coach of the Sabarmati Express train was set on fire near Godhra, in which 58 people were burnt alive.

Should discuss death penalty, timeframe for execution: Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said with around 300 persons on the death row, we must ponder whether the capital punishment should be retained, and if yes, must determine a timeframe for its execution.

Neither capital punishment nor life imprisonment for Nitish Katara murderers

Nitish Katara murder culprits will not get capital punishment but neither life imprisonment as Supreme court has rejected the pleas of Nitish's mother.

2006 Mumbai train blasts: Mumbai gets justice after 9 years

in 2006 Mumbai witnessed one of its biggest train terror strike when 13 people bombed the life line of Mumbai. Now after 9 years MCOCA court has sentenced 5 people with capital punishment and 7 people with life imprisonment.

BJP MLA moves resolution calling for capital punishment for cow slaughter

Calling for a state wide implementation of the High Court order banning sale of beef in Jammu and Kashmir, a BJP MLA on Friday moved a resolution in the legislative assembly demanding capital punishment for those found slaughtering the bovine animal in the state.

UN experts call for abolition of death penalty in India

 UN human rights experts have welcomed recommendations made by India's Law Commission to abolish death penalty with the exception of terror offences and called on Indian authorities to move towards the complete abolition of capital punishment.

Law Commission to recommend death penalty only for terror convicts

Law Commission to recommend death penalty only for terror convicts

The Law Commission of India will soon recommend abolition of death penalty in the country, said a report on Friday.

CBSE invites students to debate capital punishment

CBSE has invited students from across the country to join a debate on capital punishment, weeks after Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's hanging reignited the issue.

Capital punishment to 339 convicts during 2011-13: Govt

A total of 339 convicts were awarded capital punishment during 2011-13 and five cases of mercy petitions, involving nine convicts, were pending with the President, Lok Sabha was informed today.

Pakistan defies rights protests to hang `teen` convict

Pakistan on Tuesday executed a convicted killer whose supporters say was a juvenile at the time of his crime, despite strenuous objections from rights groups and the United Nations.

 

Varun Gandhi in favour of abolishing death penalty

 Bharatiya Janata Party MP Varun Gandhi on Saturday came out against the death penalty, noting most of the death row convicts are Dalits or from the minorities.

Yakub Memon Hanging: Should capital punishment be abolished?-Part 3

Congress MP Sashi Tharoor triggered a controversy, Thursday, by terming the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts case co-conspirator Yakub Memon as “state-sponsored killing”.

Yakub Memon Hanging: Should capital punishment be abolished?

Congress MP Sashi Tharoor triggered a controversy, Thursday, by terming the execution of 1993 Mumbai blasts case co-conspirator Yakub Memon as “state-sponsored killing”.

Capital punishment must not be kept pending for long: Mayawati

Stating that the 1993 Mumbai blast convict, Yakub Memon, was sent to gallows after all legal procedures were completed, BSP president Mayawati today said the cases pertaining to capital punishment should not be kept pending for long in the interest of the country and people.