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SC allows post-conviction mental illness to be a factor in deciding death penalty appeals

Supreme Court lays down guidelines, says such convicts 'cannot be ignored and left to rot away', they require care and treatment.
Hangman's noose

Convicts of gruesome crimes deserve punishment, not death

There is little evidence to prove that countries which have abolished the death penalty have a greater incidence of crime than those that have retained it.
Prime accused Sushil Sharma | Getty

Isn’t 20 years enough to reform? Tandoor case convict’s release provides the answer

Sushil Kumar Sharma served 23 years in prison after he killed his wife and attempted to dispose of her body by putting it in a tandoor.
Human Rights

What is the greatest challenge to the future of human rights? We the people are

The thing most likely to stall human rights progress is people around the world simply not considering them to be important
Candle light vigil for Zainab Ansari

Pakistan executes 6-year-old Zainab’s murderer Imran Ali in presence of her father

Here’s what’s happening across the border: Pakistan navy commissions indigenously-built warship PNS Moawin, and woman car mechanic breaking gender stereotypes.
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The problem with the instant justice courts of Madhya Pradesh

In a bid to ensure speedy justice and tackle pendency of cases, states are coming up with quack remedies.
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It’s been 10 years, but India still doesn’t want to replace hanging with lethal injection

A decade after looking at options to replace death by hanging with a 'more humane' way, ministry says no such proposal being examined.
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Uttarakhand CM promises bill on death penalty for child rapists in next assembly session

MP, Rajasthan and Haryana have already approved the provision of capital punishment for those who rape girls aged 12 or less.

Death penalty is nothing more than political execution, Nirbhaya case isn’t different

The timing of execution is handpicked and more often than not suits the political narrative of the times.
Girls during a candle light vigil against the brutal rape and murder of 8-year-old Kathua girl

Supreme Court dismisses petitions seeking review of death penalty for December 2012 rapist-killers

Three of four living adult convicts had petitioned the court after it upheld their death sentence last year.

On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.