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Why capital punishment should be given the death sentence

The barbarity of the death penalty   V. R. KRISHNA IYER Three convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, who have spent 23 years in jail, about half that period on death-row, have had their death sentence commuted by the… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – SC commutes Rajiv killers’ death sentence to life term

SC commutes Rajiv killers’ death sentence to life term J. Venkatesan (Top) The death row convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case – Murugan, Santhan and Perarivalan. Below, Perarivalan’s mother and sister emotional during a hearing at the Madras High… Continue Reading →

Why the US locks up prisoners for life

By Kate DaileyBBC News Magazine Life  prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US? Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including… Continue Reading →

Statement- Commute DS Bhullar’s Death Sentence

Abolish Death Penalty The Supreme Court verdict rejecting the plea for commutation of death sentence for DS Bhullar is most unfortunate. The case against DS Bhullar rested almost wholly on custodial confession. In 2002, when the majority bench of the… Continue Reading →

#India- Inmate serving life sentence marries girlfriend inside jail #humanrights

SNAPSHOT, Posted on Jan 25, 2013 IBNLive.com In a unique wedding ceremony, an inmate, serving life term in a murder case, tied the knot with his girlfriend in the court premises in Jind, Haryana, after a special permission. Sanjay, a… Continue Reading →

#India -Fast-track death sentence raises brows, Specific law on ‘whole life’ term needed #Vaw #Justice

By Manoj Mitta, TNN | Jan 20, 2013, 1 NEW DELHI: The death penalty awarded this week by in a rape-and-murder case after a 10-day trial before a fast-track court has raised apprehensions about a possible rash of such sentences in the prevailing… Continue Reading →

#India-Man gets life term for rape #Vaw #Justice

TNN | Jan 4, 2013, 02.24 AM IST RAJKOT: An additional sessions court on Thursday awarded rigorous life imprisonment to a 38-year-old man, who was found guilty of raping a 12-and-a-half-year-old minor girl in Bharana village of Khambhalia taluka of Jamnagar district… Continue Reading →

Open letter to CM by Sanjiv Bhatt- The full text

Dear Narendra Modi, You must have been apprised about the punishment meted out to your loyal lieutenants Dr. Maya Kodnani and Babu Bajrangi, as well as the misguided foot-soldiers of misconceived Hindutva, who have now been condemned to spend a… Continue Reading →

Bangladesh, Drop Charges Against Labor Activist!

Bangladeshi clothing factories are extremely unsafe. 500 workers have died in fires, which have been attributed to basic fire safety items such as fire escapes and sprinklers being absent from the buildings, and companies padlocking the exits to stop theft…. Continue Reading →

Karnataka High Court has ruled that life sentence can be a ground to grant divorce.

Bangalore:Rejecting a Miscellaneous First Appeal by a husband serving life in a murder case, a division bench, headed by Justice K L Manjunath in its recent order said when the appellant is convicted for life, even the grounds of desertion… Continue Reading →

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