Capital punishment

Private Member Bill seeks abolition of capital punishment

A Private Member Bill seeking abolition of the capital punishment was among 45 such legislations introduced in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Mar 24, 2017, 20:17 PM IST

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.

Nov 19, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

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.

Oct 30, 2016, 02:39 AM IST
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.

Jul 29, 2016, 14:10 PM IST
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.

Jul 29, 2016, 04:53 AM IST

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.

Jun 22, 2016, 15:58 PM IST
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.

Jun 17, 2016, 11:26 AM IST

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.

Oct 24, 2015, 22:51 PM IST

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.

Oct 09, 2015, 15:24 PM IST

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.

Sep 30, 2015, 14:15 PM IST

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.

Sep 18, 2015, 22:27 PM IST

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.

Sep 12, 2015, 10:59 AM IST
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.

Aug 28, 2015, 09:53 AM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2015, 22:52 PM IST

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.

Aug 11, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

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.

 

Aug 04, 2015, 06:53 AM IST

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.

Aug 01, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

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”.

Jul 30, 2015, 22:03 PM IST

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”.

Jul 30, 2015, 21:14 PM IST