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#India – Execution of Prof. Bhullar deferred #deathpenalty

  By PARMJIT SINGH New Delhi, India (June 19, 2013): It is learnt that citing the “bad physical and mental health” of Sikh political prisoner Prof. Devinderpal Singh Bhullar, the office of the Delhi Lt. Governor of Delhi have deferred his… Continue Reading →

United Nations to discuss abolition of #deathpenalty by June end: Ban Ki-moon

Press Trust of India | Updated: June 14, 2013 08:21 IST United Nations: United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has hailed the growing momentum against capital punishment, while voicing concern that a some countries continue to impose the death penalty, often in… Continue Reading →

Swiss Minister calls for ‘world without #deathpenalty’

Didier Burkhalter (left) with his Spanish counterpart, José Manuel García-Margallo y Marfil (Keystone) June 12, 2013 – 21:38 Swiss Foreign Minister Didier Burkhalter has highlighted Switzerland’s commitment to the abolition of capital punishment at the opening of the Fifth World… Continue Reading →

CPI(M) demands abolition of #deathpenalty

Monday, May 13, 2013, 20:13 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI Decribing executions as “inhuman”, CPI(M) on Monday said it stands for abolition of death penalty in the country as it is “arbitrarily implemented” and advocated imprisonment till… Continue Reading →

Germany opposes death penalty for Devender Singh Bhullar

New Delhi, May, 10 (ANI): Germany has opposed the death penalty for Indian convict, Devender Singh Bhullar, who is facing the gallows for the 1993 militant attacks on a top police officer and also a political leader, claiming several lives. Bhullar was extradited… Continue Reading →

Supreme Court of India – ‘Revolving door’ in lawsuits

M J Antony  May 07, 2013 , BS The Court now limits review petitions to only grave errors in judgments When litigants lose their final appeal in the Supreme Court, most of them learn to grin and bear it. However, lawyers tend… Continue Reading →

Devinderpal Singh Bhullar’s wife moves SC for stay on execution of death penalty

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 13:32 IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI The apex court had on March 26, 2002 dismissed Bhullar’s appeal against the death sentence awarded by a trial court in August 2001 and endorsed by the… Continue Reading →

Mahendra Nath Das’s mercy plea: Why SC commuted his death sentence

Dhananjay Mahapatra, TNN | May 3, 2013, Former President APJ Abdul Kalam had in 2005 favoured commutation of Mahendra Nath Das’s death penalty to life term.  t NEW DELHI: Revealing the casual manner in which mercy petitions are dealt with, theSupreme Court found… Continue Reading →

Rapes will come down if people shun meat, alcohol: Swami Agnivesh #WTFnews

PTI | Apr 27, 2013, NEW DELHI: Rape cases will come down if people shun non-vegetarian food and alcohol, activist Swami Agnivesh said on Saturday. “We cannot stop a crime like rape by policing only…. I think rapes will come down significanlty if people stop eating… Continue Reading →

India has a flawed notion of mercy #deathpenalty

By RAJEEV DHAVAN PUBLISHED: 20:47 GMT, 21 April 2013   The quality of mercy varies from person to situation, but it is for all: the preferred rich and the unpreferred poor. Dispensing mercy is a compassionate art with which India is out… Continue Reading →

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