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Mohd Afzal Guru A life rendered ‘extinct’

    Show Caption 1 / 2 The right to counsel begins from the moment of arrest. From the time Afzal Guru was arrested in 2001 to the filing of a charge sheet in court, he had no lawyer—a fact… Continue Reading →

CPI(M) demands abolition of #deathpenalty

Monday, May 13, 2013, 20:13 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI Decribing executions as “inhuman”, CPI(M) on Monday said it stands for abolition of death penalty in the country as it is “arbitrarily implemented” and advocated imprisonment till… Continue Reading →

Asian Centre for Human Rights cites Mahendra case, seeks mercy for Bhullar #deathpenalty

TNN | Apr 19, 2013, GUWAHATI: The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Thursday submitted a fresh mercy plea to President PranabMukherjee seeking commutation of the death sentence of condemned prisoner Devender Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment. The rights body argued that since another prisoner on death… Continue Reading →

Justice A P Shah – “One hardly finds a rich or affluent person going to the gallows” #deathpenalty

Justice Shah talks to AmnestyDeath Penalty in India: “One hardly finds a rich or affluent person going to the gallows” In November 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving gunman from the 2008 Mumbai attacks, was hanged in the country’s first… Continue Reading →

CRPP Statement of on Death Sentence to Bhullar

Committe for Release of Political Prisoners That the conviction of Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar was solely based on a confession statement attributed to him which he had denied in the court makes the decision even more regressive thus exposing even… Continue Reading →

PUCL- JP Memorial Lecture – New Social Movements, New Perspectives

New Social Movements, New Perspectives Nivedita Menon photo courtesy- : SAMPATH KUMAR G.P. JP Memorial Lecture March 23, 2013   We stand at an electrifying and exciting moment of history, when new forces are coming into view through a range of… Continue Reading →

In defense of Prakash Amedkar’s recent statements on political reservations and Afzal Guru

In Defence of Prakash Ambedkar by Anand Teltumbde Prakash Ambedkar’s recent statements that the political reservations given to dalits (scheduled castes) and the requirement of mentioning caste in school leaving certificates should be done away with, as also his stand against… Continue Reading →

The disturbing truth about an execution #Afzalguru #deathpenalty

USHA RAMANATHAN, The Hindu March 13,2012     By hanging Afzal Guru secretly so that he could not approach the courts, and ignoring the pending case that could have affected his sentence, the Home Minister acted illegally On March 6,… Continue Reading →

Labour MP John McDonnell urges India to end the #deathpenalty #humanrights

ELIZABETH BARRETT , TIM SCULTHORPE THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2013, The Independent The British Government should use “every mechanism of communication” to urge India to end the death penalty, a Labour MP has said. John McDonnell said Britain was “uniquely placed” with its… Continue Reading →

#Deathpenalty cannot be fairly implemented in the US. Is India different?

Martha C. Nussbaum, The Indian Express 28 February 2013 The execution of Afzal Guru on February 9 reopened the question of India’s continuing attachment to capital punishment. Like relatively few large industrial democracies, India and the US continue to practise and… Continue Reading →

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