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At Ravidas Camp in New Delhi

‘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.
The family of the paramedic who was gangraped and murdered in 2012. The four convicted for the crime were hanged on 20 March 2020 | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal

‘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.
A.P. Singh has been defending the 16 December convicts | Facebook: A.P Singh

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. 
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

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 gangrape convicts | Illustration Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

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.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

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.
Nirbhaya rapists are on death row in Tihar Jail

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.
Illustration: Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Delhi High Court offers legal aid to 16 December gangrape convict Pawan Gupta

The High Court also expressed displeasure over delay from the convict's side who said that he had removed his earlier lawyer and needed time to engage a new one.

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Scuba divers are turning plastic waste in the oceans into Covid face masks

Diving organisation PADI has teamed up with a watersports clothing company to recycle bottles recovered from the ocean to make a range of face coverings.

Refining industry enters ‘age of consolidation’ with ‘catastrophic’ margins

A refinery thrives on the price difference between crude oil and fuels like gasoline, earning a profit that’s known in the industry as a cracking margin.


File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

No de-escalation in Ladakh yet, but some forward movement could be expected this week

India and China have agreed on an initial de-escalation plan and a 72-hour observation window to make sure steps agreed upon have been taken on the ground.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.