Death Penalty

DNA: Why wait for Nirbhaya's justice is getting longer

Today morning Nirbhaya's convicts were to be executed, but this hanging has been deferred again. Today in DNA, we analyzed why the wait for justice to Nirbhaya is getting longer.

Mar 03, 2020, 23:28 PM IST

DNA: Analysis of delayed justice in Nirbhaya case

In this segment of DNA, we will analyze delayed justice in the Nirbhaya case.

Feb 18, 2020, 23:42 PM IST

Guidelines issued for listing of criminal appeals involving death penalty

According to the guidelines, which were made public today, the record will be sent along with the translated copy of the documents which may be in vernacular language.

Feb 14, 2020, 23:58 PM IST

All four 2008 Jaipur blast convicts get death penalty

A Jaipur court on Friday awarded death penalty to all four convicts in the 2008 Jaipur blast case. The four convicts - Sarvar Aazmi, Mohammad Saif, Saifur Rahman and Salman will be hanged till death, said the court today. 

Dec 20, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

Supreme Court stays death penalty in Coimbatore double murder case

A bench headed by Justice RF Nariman stayed the execution of convict Manoharan till October 16.

Sep 17, 2019, 16:51 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Modi govt okays death penalty for aggravated sexual assault under Pocso Act

Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said that the cabinet has approved amendments to the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, further strengthening the law to safeguard minors in the country. The provision of death penalty has also been included for those found guilty of aggravated assault on a child.

Dec 29, 2018, 08:14 AM IST

Haryana Court gives death sentence to man convicted of raping, murdering 8-year-old girl

As per reports, the judge termed the incident as a "rarest of rare" and even equated it with the brutal 2012 Nirbhaya case stating that this case too deserved a similar punishment. 

Dec 23, 2018, 14:59 PM IST

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Yashpal Singh awarded death penalty, Naresh Sherawat gets jail for life

A Delhi court on Tuesday awarded death sentence to Yashpal Singh and life imprisonment to Naresh Sherawat, both convicted in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case.

Nov 20, 2018, 16:35 PM IST

India votes against UNGA draft resolution on use of death penalty

India has voted against a UN General Assembly draft resolution on the use of death penalty, saying it goes against the statutory law of the country where an execution is carried out in the "rarest of rare" cases.

Nov 14, 2018, 11:42 AM IST

Parliament passes bill to provide death to child rape convicts

Parliament on Monday passed a stringent legislation prescribing death penalty to those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years and making the law against such sexual offences harsher.

Aug 06, 2018, 20:43 PM IST

Vatican changes stance on death penalty as Pope makes it 'inadmissible' in all cases

The Pope has made the death penalty inadmissible whatever may be the circumstance.

Aug 02, 2018, 20:21 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet passes ordinance approving death for child rapists

The main feature of the ordinance passed by J&K Cabinet is capital punishment for those convicted of raping a child below 12 years of age.

Apr 24, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

Class 11 student gang-raped in Greater Noida

The Union Cabinet on Saturday cleared Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance stipulating stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years.

Apr 23, 2018, 21:31 PM IST

Did you carry out any study that death penalty is deterrent to rape, Delhi HC asks Centre

 Union Cabinet on Saturday cleared Criminal Law Amendment Ordinance stipulating stringent punishment for perpetrators of rape, particularly of girls below 16 and 12 years. 

Apr 23, 2018, 19:45 PM IST

Full text: The Criminal law (Amendment) ordinance, 2018 signed by President which allows death for child rapists

The Ordinance amends the Indian Penal Code, the Indian Evidence Act, 1872, the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012.

Apr 22, 2018, 12:09 PM IST

Mehbooba Mufti welcomes ordinance on death penalty for rape of minors, says will bring a similar law in J&K

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including the death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years.

Apr 21, 2018, 23:47 PM IST

India will join 8 countries having sex offenders database; information to be shared with states, UTs

The Union Cabinet on Saturday approved an ordinance to provide stringent punishment, including death penalty, for those convicted of rape of girls below 12 years.

Apr 21, 2018, 21:45 PM IST

Cabinet approves ordinance to award death penalty to those convicted of raping children up to 12 years of age

In case of rape of a girl aged under 16 years, the minimum punishment to be awarded has been increased from 10 years to 20 years, which is extendable to life imprisonment. 

Apr 21, 2018, 14:13 PM IST

Respect Arvind Kejriwal's request but won't end fast: DCW chief Swati Maliwal

DCW chief Swati Maliwal is on a hunger strike to press for the enactment of a stringent law for convicted child rapists. 

Apr 20, 2018, 23:31 PM IST

After MP and Rajasthan, now Haryana passes bill to give death penalty to child rapists

Haryana on Thursday joined MP and Rajasthan by passing a bill to give a death penalty to the child rapists.

Mar 15, 2018, 13:43 PM IST