Even as Pakistan has reinstated death penalty for terror convicts in wake of the deadly Peshawar school massacre, the public chorus in support of capital punishment seems to be growing louder with activists demanding that the terrorists be hanged in public.
In what a special Bangladeshi war crimes tribunal called a 'historic' verdict, the head of Jamaat-e-Islmai, Motiur Rahman Nizami, was handed death sentence for 1971 war crimes, sparking fears of fresh violence.
Lashing out at the South Korean ferry Sewol's captain for abandoning his duty aboard the ship that sank in April killing hundreds of students, the prosecutors on Monday demanded that he be handed death sentence.
Death sentence of top Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi was on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment by Bangladesh Supreme Court, however the verdict does not seem to satisfy his supporters as his party Jamaat-e-Islami is now demanding him to be released immediately.
After observing a six-year 'informal' moratorium on capital punishments, Pakistan is all set to hang a death row prisoner on September 18, amid outcry by human rights activists demanding abolition of the death penalty.
In the midst of controversy over his comments on rape, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday while replying to a notice by NCW stated that rape is a heinous crime and that rapists should be dealt with sternly.
In a highly insensitive and controversial statement at the time when security of women is a major issue, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that it was wrong to give capital punishment to rapists.
A day after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced her decision to release six convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh condemned the move.
The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, on Wednesday said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.The mother of Perarivalan, a convict in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, said she was extremely happy about the Tamil Nadu government`s decision to release all convicts in the case.
Expressing happiness at the Supreme Court`s decision to commute the death sentence of the three assassins of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, DMK president M Karunanidhi urged the central and state governments to release them from jail.