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Apex court relief to death row convicts welcomed

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 23:58

Human rights group People`s Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL) Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court`s judgment commuting the death sentence of 15 convicts to life imprisonment.

"SC ruling gives hope for death row convicts in Rajiv case"

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 15:59

The Supreme Court verdict commuting death penalty of 15 convicts has given hope that the three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case could get similar relief, MDMK leader Vaiko said on Tuesday.

Supreme Court commutes death sentence of 15 on grounds of delays

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 11:28

In an landmark judgement, the Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that inexplicable, inordinate delay in deciding on mercy plea of a death row convict is sufficient ground for commutation of death sentence to life.

Petition filed against Omar for Afzal Guru remarks

Last Updated: Thursday, September 15, 2011, 23:12

Omar had raised questions about the muted response to TN Assembly passing a resolution seeking clemency for killers of Rajiv Gandhi.

PMK for cancelling death sentence of Rajiv killers

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 19:12

The Madras High Court yesterday stayed for eight weeks the execution of the three convicts fixed for September 9.

Geelani opposes death sentence for Rajiv assassins

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 12:02

Geelani claims, the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case has not been properly investigated.

Rajiv Gandhi assassins to be hanged on Sept 9

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 09:08

The three men facing death penalty for the 1991 assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi will be hanged on September 9 at Tamil Nadu`s Vellore prison, a jail official said on Friday.

Save Rajiv`s assassins, Karuna appeals to Sonia

Last Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2011, 00:16

DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday appealed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi to intervene and save the lives of three death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.