No death penalty even for terrorists, says Shashi Tharoor

Unfazed by criticism, former union minister Shashi Tharoor today opposed death penalty even for terrorists saying it was an "obsolete practice" and they should instead be put behind bars for the rest of their lives without parole.

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.

CPI leader Raja moves resolution for abolition of death penalty

As a debate rages over the hanging of Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon, the Rajya Sabha on Friday admitted CPI leader D Raja`s private member`s resolution to abolish the death sentence in the country.

Chad reintroduces death penalty with anti-terror law

Chad reintroduced the death penalty just six months after its abolition Thursday, as legislators passed a stringent anti-terror bill in the face of a spate of deadly Boko Haram attacks.

Ban Ki-moon reiterates stand against death penalty after Yakub hanging

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has taken note of the execution of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon while emphasising that he stands against the death penalty, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

HRW asks India to abolish death penalty after Memon's hanging

A leading human rights organisation today renewed its call for India to abolish death penalty after it executed 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon, saying there is no evidence that the "cruel" form of punishment acts as a deterrent.

Reconsider Memon's plea: Former Bengal governor to president

 Former West Bengal governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Wednesday urged President Pranab Mukherjee to "reconsider" the rejection of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon's mercy plea.

SC verdict on Yakub: Experts question procedure, victims happy

 The Supreme Court's refusal to stay execution of Yakub Memon on Wednesday drew sharp reactions from legal experts with some questioning the procedure adopted in the issuance of death warrant, while others, including victims of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, hailing the verdict.

Bangladesh SC upholds BNP leader's death penalty for war crimes

Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death penalty given by a special tribunal to an influential opposition BNP leader and an aide of former prime minister Khaleda Zia for committing crimes against humanity during the 1971 independence war against Pakistan.

Libya court hands death sentence to Gaddafi's son over war crimes
Libya court hands death sentence to Gaddafi's son over war crimes

Almost four years after he was arrested, Muammar Gaddafi`s son Saif al-Islam was on Tuesday handed death sentence over war crimes related to 2011 revolution.

Zee Media Exclusive: Wife says Yakub Memon unwell, appeals to govt for clemency
Zee Media Exclusive: Wife says Yakub Memon unwell, appeals to govt for clemency

Days ahead of 1993 Mumbai terror blasts convict Yakub Memon's execution, his wife wife Raheen Memon has appealed to the Indian government to grant him clemency and said that he is unwell.

Parade and hang Tiger, not Yakub: Salman Khan

Bollywood actor Salman Khan is well known in the industry for not mincing with words, and has come out strongly against the death penalty of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon.

Salman shouldn't have tweeted in support of Yakub: Salim Khan
Salman shouldn't have tweeted in support of Yakub: Salim Khan

While Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Sunday opposed the death penalty of Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon on Twitter, his father Salim Khan has expressed his anger over it, saying his son shouldn't have tweeted about it.

DNA: Owaisi plays religion card on Yakub Memon's death penalty

According to Delhi's National Law University study, 755 people were giving death penalty after Independence, out of which only 34 were Muslims. Still, Asaduddin Owaisi is playing the religion card on 1993 Mumbai serial blasts' convict Yakub Memon's death penalty.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for 'terror crimes'

Tunisia's parliament approved on Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, espite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

Tunisia parliament okays death penalty for `terror crimes`

Tunisia`s parliament approved Thursday imposition of the death penalty for "terrorist" crimes, despite opposition from rights groups and a de facto quarter-century moratorium on executions.

Kuwait seeks 11 death terms over mosque bombing: Media

 Kuwait`s public prosecution has demanded the death penalty for 11 of 29 suspects charged over the suicide bombing of a Shiite mosque last month, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

Mixed response on abolition of death penalty in India

A discussion on a Law Commission consultation paper on whether capital punishment should be retained or abolished today evoked a mixed response.

Death penalty is privilege of poor, says Law Commission head

Noting that poor and downtrodden usually go to the gallows, Chairman of the Law Commission of India Justice AP Shah has said there was a "serious" need to re-examine the death penalty in the country.

Kalam favours abolition of death penalty

APJ Abdul Kalam has supported abolition of the death penalty saying that as President of India, he felt pain in deciding on such cases as most of them had "social and economic bias".