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Women activists hold banners and shout slogans demanding justice in the case of a veterinarian who was gang-raped and killed last week, during a protest in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019.(AP)

‘Hopeful that convicts will all be hanged soon’: Father of 2012 gangrape victim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2019 11:08 AM IST
Tihar jail officers are making preparations for the hanging of the four convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape case.
Demonstraters at a protest against rape cases in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Demonstraters at a protest against rape cases in New Delhi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

2 girls raped in Andhra within hours of new bill on death penalty to rapists

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2019 10:28 AM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Criminal Law (Andhra Pradesh Amendment) Bill, 2019, passed on Friday, envisages an amendment to Section 376 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It also mandates a reduction of the judgment period to 21 working days with the investigation to be completed in seven days and trial closing in 14 days.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the bill would stand as an answer to the system which needs to expedite cases where there is conclusive evidence.(File photo: PTI)
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the bill would stand as an answer to the system which needs to expedite cases where there is conclusive evidence.(File photo: PTI)

Andhra clears bill seeking death penalty for rapists

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 02:46 AM IST
The first bill seeks to award death penalty for rapists and the second to take stringent action for atrocities against women by setting up special courts to deal with such offences.
The site of the alleged Police encounter in Hyderabad where the men accused of rape of the veterinarian were killed last week(ANI)
The site of the alleged Police encounter in Hyderabad where the men accused of rape of the veterinarian were killed last week(ANI)

The legal process is long and arduous. But it is essential to provide justice | Analysis

By Amit Anand Tiwari
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2019 09:01 PM IST
The ends may justify the means for many. But it opens up the door for vigilante justice and can harm innocents
People hold a candlelight march and protest against the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)
People hold a candlelight march and protest against the rape and murder of a veterinary doctor in Hyderabad.(STYLE PHOTO SERVICE.)

In Telangana vet’s rape-murder case, accused sent to 7-day police custody

Hindustan Times, Hyderabad | By Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 08:36 PM IST
The police had filed a petition in the court on Monday seeking custody of the accused for 10 days. But after hearing the arguments of the prosecutor for three consecutive days, the court granted the police custody of the accused only for seven days.
According to police, the accused lured the girl, allegedly raped her and later strangulated her to death.(AP File Photo)
According to police, the accused lured the girl, allegedly raped her and later strangulated her to death.(AP File Photo)

6-year-old raped, killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Samba, accused held

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 04:08 AM IST
The incident took place at a slum inhabited by a group of labourers in the industrial area of Rakhamtali late on Monday.
The top court had last month stayed the execution of convict Manoharan and said it would hear arguments on his plea seeking review of its August 1 verdict which had confirmed his death penalty.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The top court had last month stayed the execution of convict Manoharan and said it would hear arguments on his plea seeking review of its August 1 verdict which had confirmed his death penalty.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Supreme Court dismisses review plea of Coimbatore rape-murder convict

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:18 PM IST
In a majority judgment of 2:1, a bench headed by Justice R F Nariman dismissed the plea filed by the convict Manoharan and said there are no grounds to review the verdict.
Trisha Shetty hopes to expand the work of SheSays — which offers legal help, counselling and other assistance to survivors — to rural India
Trisha Shetty hopes to expand the work of SheSays — which offers legal help, counselling and other assistance to survivors — to rural India

Death penalty makes catchy headline, but we need more fast-track courts: Trisha Shetty

Hindustan Times | By Dhamini Ratnam
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 06:50 AM IST
For the 29-year-old founder of SheSays, which provides legal, medical and other assistance to survivors of sexual violence, and is one of the safety partners of social media platform Twitter, the experience was transformative.
Former chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal on Monday lauded the central government’s decision to commute Balwant Singh Rajoana’s death sentence to life imprisonment
Former chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) patriarch Parkash Singh Badal on Monday lauded the central government’s decision to commute Balwant Singh Rajoana’s death sentence to life imprisonment

Badal lauds Centre’s move of providing relief to Rajoana as ‘statesmanlike, humane’

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2019 06:20 AM IST
The gesture will go a long way in assuaging the sentiments of the Sikh community, Badal said in a press statement.
Sandeep Dhaliwal, who made history as the first Sikh police officer in a Texas state county in the US 10 years ago, was fatally shot and killed in an ambush while making a traffic stop near Houston on Saturday.((Photo: Twitter/@HCSOTexas))
Sandeep Dhaliwal, who made history as the first Sikh police officer in a Texas state county in the US 10 years ago, was fatally shot and killed in an ambush while making a traffic stop near Houston on Saturday.((Photo: Twitter/@HCSOTexas))

First Sikh cop in Texas shot dead

New York/Kapurthala | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2019 01:10 AM IST
Robert Soli, driver of the car 42-year-old Dhaliwal had pulled over for checking, was charged with murder and faces the death penalty if found guilty.
In 2016, more than 36,000 cases were registered under Pocso. But trials commenced only in 6,449 cases. Verdicts were passed in 911 cases, an abysmal 4% of the total cases(REUTERS)
In 2016, more than 36,000 cases were registered under Pocso. But trials commenced only in 6,449 cases. Verdicts were passed in 911 cases, an abysmal 4% of the total cases(REUTERS)

Rethinking the legal regime against child abuse

By Shireen Vakil
PUBLISHED ON SEP 11, 2019 07:24 PM IST
Rather than stricter provisions, enforce the current law, be sensitive to victims, and ensure certainty of punishment
The massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest attack ever on Jewish Americans in the United States.(AP Photo)
The massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest attack ever on Jewish Americans in the United States.(AP Photo)

US to seek death penalty for accused Pittsburgh synagogue shooter

Los Angeles | By Reuters
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2019 01:42 PM IST
Robert Bowers, is an accused of busting into a Pittsburgh synagogue last year with a semi-automatic rifle and shooting 11 people to death, while shouting “all Jews must die”.
Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison.(Getty Images/ (Representative Image))
Gary Ray Bowles, a serial killer who preyed on older gay men during an eight-month spree that left six dead, was executed by lethal injection Thursday at Florida State Prison.(Getty Images/ (Representative Image))

Serial killer who preyed on older gay men executed in Florida

Starke | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2019 09:28 AM IST
The execution itself proceeded with nothing unusual happening, other than Bowles speaking to himself perhaps in prayer before the procedure was carried out.
Mohammad Irfan, 29, who was convicted in a December 2016 gang-rape case on August 1, has also been charged with Section 376-E of the Indian Penal Code, which prescribes death penalty or life in prison for repeat rape offenders.(AP Photo)
Mohammad Irfan, 29, who was convicted in a December 2016 gang-rape case on August 1, has also been charged with Section 376-E of the Indian Penal Code, which prescribes death penalty or life in prison for repeat rape offenders.(AP Photo)

Court adds repeat offender charge against auto gang-rape case accused

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2019 10:35 PM IST
A year ago, Irfan, a migrant from Uttar Pradesh who was convicted in December 2016 gang-rape case was awarded “life imprisonment until death” in another gang-rape case from November 2017.
Punishment could be death, imprisonment for life, and/or a fine which may extend to ₹1 lakh.(HT Photo)
Punishment could be death, imprisonment for life, and/or a fine which may extend to ₹1 lakh.(HT Photo)

Hate crime in Rajasthan now punishable by death penalty

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 12:09 PM IST
Rajasthan is the first state in India to have a special law to deal with hate crimes against couples, and second after Madhya Pradesh to make a law against mob lynching. The bill on hate crimes also provides punishment for holding assemblies to condemn inter-caste, inter-community marriages in the name of family honour.
Rajasthan becomes the first state in India to have a special law to deal with hate crime against couples.(Representative Photo/REUTERS)
Rajasthan becomes the first state in India to have a special law to deal with hate crime against couples.(Representative Photo/REUTERS)

In a first in India, death for hate crimes in Rajasthan

Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2019 07:55 AM IST
The Rajasthan Prohibition of Interference with the Freedom of Matrimonial Alliances in the Name of Honour and Tradition Bill, 2019, was tabled in the Assembly on July 30.
The Supreme Court.(HT Photo)
The Supreme Court.(HT Photo)

SC upholds death to man for raping girl, killing brother

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2019 07:48 AM IST
Justices RF Nariman and Surya Kant confirmed Manoharan’s death sentence while justice Sanjiv Khanna dissented saying the case did not fall under the rarest of the rare category to warrant capital punishment.
The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003.(AFP Photo)
The Justice Department said Thursday the federal government will resume executing death-row inmates for the first time since 2003.(AFP Photo)

US to execute death penalty for first time since 2003, schedules 5 executions

Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2019 12:17 PM IST
Attorney General William Barr instructed the Bureau of Prisons to schedule executions starting in December for five men, all accused of murdering children. Although the death penalty remains legal in 30 states, executions on the federal level are rare.
Though the prosecution had sought the death penalty for him, the judge observed that considering his age he could be spared. The case had triggered outrage in the state two years ago.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Though the prosecution had sought the death penalty for him, the judge observed that considering his age he could be spared. The case had triggered outrage in the state two years ago.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Man gets triple life term for murder, rape of niece

Hindustan Times, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM | By HT COrrespondent
UPDATED ON JUL 18, 2019 01:05 AM IST
Rajesh will, however, have to serve the three jail terms separately, the court said. He will also have to pay a fine of Rs 3.20 lakh to the girl’s family members, many of whom were present in the court.
Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: The panel of Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: The panel of Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday.(ANI photo)

In Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the only dissenting voice in UN court panel is Pakistan judge

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given to former Indian navy official Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav
Rajesh was sentenced under charges of rape, murder, abduction, unnatural sex, showing disrespect to body and destroying evidence. (Image used for representation only).(FILE PHOTO.)
Rajesh was sentenced under charges of rape, murder, abduction, unnatural sex, showing disrespect to body and destroying evidence. (Image used for representation only).(FILE PHOTO.)

Rapist of 7-year-old girl gets three life terms plus 26 more years in jail

Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2019 06:33 PM IST
Delivering the quantum of punishment, the court said he was spared the death sentence considering his age. But he has to undergo three life terms and an additional jail term of 26 years. The court also observed that all three life terms will have to be served separately.
Activists-hold-placards-during-a-rally-organised-by-The-Red-Brigade-Bring-Bangalore-Back-to-protest-against-the-recent-incidents-of-sexual-abuse-molestation-and-rapes-against-women-in-Bangalore-AFP-photo(AFP Representative Image)
Activists-hold-placards-during-a-rally-organised-by-The-Red-Brigade-Bring-Bangalore-Back-to-protest-against-the-recent-incidents-of-sexual-abuse-molestation-and-rapes-against-women-in-Bangalore-AFP-photo(AFP Representative Image)

Kathua rape, murder case: Family of girl to move court for stiffer punishment to convicts

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 06:39 PM IST
A district court in Punjab’s Pathankot had in June this year convicted six men for the gang rape and murder of the nomadic Muslim girl, crime which stirred nationwide outrage and pushed the central government to introduce the death penalty for convicted child rapists.
The Bombay High Court on June 3 handed down a judgment upholding the constitutional validity of Section 376E of the Indian Penal Code, which allows for courts to impose the death penalty upon repeat offenders in cases of rape.(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay High Court on June 3 handed down a judgment upholding the constitutional validity of Section 376E of the Indian Penal Code, which allows for courts to impose the death penalty upon repeat offenders in cases of rape.(HT PHOTO)

Why Bombay High Court order on death penalty for repeat rape offenders is unsatisfactory

By Gautam Bhatia
PUBLISHED ON JUL 03, 2019 07:52 PM IST
The death penalty presents a unique kind of threat to individual rights – and for this reason, the court should have engaged in stricter scrutiny than it did
It is within you: The Damned in Hell, a section of the Last Judgment fresco cycle by Luca Signorelli (1441-1450-1523) in the San Brizio Chapel in Orvieto, Italy.(De Agostini via Getty Images)
It is within you: The Damned in Hell, a section of the Last Judgment fresco cycle by Luca Signorelli (1441-1450-1523) in the San Brizio Chapel in Orvieto, Italy.(De Agostini via Getty Images)

Review: Tell Her Everything by Mirza Waheed

Hindustan Times | By Saudamini Jain
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2019 03:58 PM IST
In Mirza Waheed’s new novel a physician grapples with dark memories and the guilt that overwhelms him
The Shi’ite-majority Eastern Province, where Qureiris is from, became a focal point of unrest in early 2011 with demonstrations calling for an end to discrimination and for reforms in the conservative monarchy.(Amensty UK/Twitter)
The Shi’ite-majority Eastern Province, where Qureiris is from, became a focal point of unrest in early 2011 with demonstrations calling for an end to discrimination and for reforms in the conservative monarchy.(Amensty UK/Twitter)

13-year-old boy arrested for political unrest won’t be executed: Saudi Arabia

New York | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 10:46 AM IST
Murtaja Qureiris, was detained in September 2014, has received an initial 12-year prison sentence with time served since his arrest and four years suspended for his young age.
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.The same jurors are deciding if he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.(AFP File Photo)
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.The same jurors are deciding if he will get the death penalty or life in prison without parole.(AFP File Photo)

Woman asks mercy for ex-husband who killed their five children

Columbia | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 13, 2019 09:10 AM IST
A jury convicted Timothy Jones Jr. of five counts of murder last week for the killings in his Lexington home in August 2014.
The new report show arbitrary executions and extrajudicial killings under state custody continuing under the rule of young leader Kim Jong Un.(AP/Representative Image)
The new report show arbitrary executions and extrajudicial killings under state custody continuing under the rule of young leader Kim Jong Un.(AP/Representative Image)

Human rights group locates hundreds of North Korean execution sites

Seoul, South Korea | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 09:50 AM IST
The group didn’t reveal the exact locations of the sites because it’s worried that North Korea will tamper with them, but said 267 of them were located in two northeastern provinces near the China border.
Sanji Ram, one of the six men convicted in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir(Reuters File Photo)
Sanji Ram, one of the six men convicted in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir(Reuters File Photo)

Both sides not satisfied with Kathua rape and murder case verdict, say will move HC

Hindustan Times, Pathankot | By Surjit Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 12:09 AM IST
Mubeen Farooqi, the lawyer of the girl’s family, called the verdict a victory of truth. He said they wanted the death penalty.
Sanji Ram, one of the six men convicted in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Sanji Ram, one of the six men convicted in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

3 men sentenced to life for rape, murder of 8-year-old Kathua girl

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 06:56 AM IST
Sanji Ram, a retired revenue department official, Deepak Khajuria, a special police officer and Parvesh Kumar have been awarded the life imprisonment.
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