Tuesday, 9 August, 2022
TopicDeath penalty

Topic: Death penalty

After drop in mass executions in last 2 years, 81 people put to death in Saudi Arabia in a day

They were convicted under various charges, including murder, involvement in militant activities, and having ‘deviant beliefs’, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Slain family, woman & lover on death row, boy born in jail — this Amroha home has a gory story

The house was inhabited by Shaukat Ali and his family until his daughter Shabnam killed all of them — including her 11-month-old nephew — in conspiracy with her lover Saleem in 2008. 

UP woman who axed family to death likely to become India’s first female to be executed

Shabnam and her lover Saleem have been convicted of killing seven members of her family, including her 10-month old nephew.

How chanting Ram and Bhagavad Gita gifted by a Sufi dacoit helped a Chambal bandit in prison

In ‘The Punished’, Jahnavi Misra explores nineteen stories of men and women facing death row in India, and how they navigate the justice system.

65% death sentences by trial courts in 2020 involved sexual offences, study reveals

Research by Project 39A reveals that death penalties in trial courts, related to sexual offence cases, have been rising for the past five years. It has been the highest in 2020.

Night before hanging, 16 December rapists ‘crying bitterly’, counsellors read Gita to them

Tihar jail official says the 4 gang-rape convicts have not come to terms with their hanging and were hopeful their lawyer would get it deferred.

4 convicts to be hanged tomorrow but India doesn’t know how many sent to gallows until now

No accurate records are available and very little data is available in public domain on the number of convicts who have been hanged in independent India.

Final wish, last meal – Why remaining hours of Dec 2012 convicts will ride an emotional wave

All four convicts in December 2012 gang rape case will be hanged Friday morning. For Asha Devi, who has spent 7 years waiting for this moment, will it bring closure?

HC rejects December 16 gangrape convict Mukesh’s plea of not being in Delhi at the time of crime

Justice Brijesh Sethi said the various grounds given in the plea were 'devoid of any substance' and only intended to delay the execution.

2 convicts in 16 December gang rape case seek stay on hanging, court asks Tihar to respond

Delhi court issues notice to Tihar jail authorities on pleas moved by Akshay Singh & Pawan Kumar Gupta, asking officials to file their response by March 2.

On Camera

YourTurn

Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.

Defence

Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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