Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicNirbhaya gangrape case

Topic: Nirbhaya gangrape case

Nirbhaya to Bilkis Bano—civil society stands demobilised. RSS ready to take space

The Indian civil society remains too pre-occupied with basic existential issues, proving their nationalism, to be able to speak truth to power.

‘Will rapes magically end now?’ — Families of 16 December convicts blame media trial

After the 4 convicts were hanged Friday morning, their bodies were then taken to DDU Hospital for post-mortem. Two bodies reached Ravidas Camp in the afternoon.

Justice delayed but not denied, says mother of 16 December victim after hanging of convicts

The four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case were hanged early Friday morning, seven years after the crime.

‘Resolve to not allow another Nirbhaya case’: CM Arvind Kejriwal after convicts hanging

The Delhi Chief Minister also called for a collective resolution by police, courts, states and the central government to remove loopholes in the system.

16 Dec convicts’ lawyer AP Singh was a Chandraswami aide who wants a govt ministry for men

A.P. Singh has vehemently defended all four 16 December gang-rape convicts right until the very end, even involving the NHRC and the ICJ. 

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.

‘Rarest of rare’ — history of death penalty in India and crimes that call for hanging

Four convicts in 2012 Delhi gang rape and murder case are to be hanged at 5.30 am Friday. This is the first time that four convicts will be hanged together on the same platform.

16 December convict Pawan Gupta moves Supreme Court with fresh curative petition

Pawan Gupta had filed a review plea of his juvenility claim, which was rejected by the top court on 31 January. He, along with three other convicts are set to hang on 20 March.

16 December convict moves Delhi court, seeks FIR against police for alleged prison assault

Pawan Kumar Gupta, one of the four death row convicts, alleged that he was badly beaten up last year when he was lodged in the Mandoli central jail in East Delhi.

Delhi court seeks Tihar jail’s reply on 16 December convict’s plea for medical treatment

Vinay Sharma reportedly hurt himself by banging his head against a cell wall. His plea seeks better treatment for his claimed mental illness, schizophrenia and injuries.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Ukrainian servicemen fire a self-propelled howitzer toward Russian positions, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, 2 November, 2022 | Reuters

Who will pay the bill for rebuilding Ukraine? The answer lies in unfreezing Russian assets

The rebuilding load will have to be shared among the western allies but the West is also keen on making Russia foot the bill for its destruction of Ukraine.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.