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Sheff is the author of A Beautiful Boy

We must change our understanding of people who’re addicted: David Sheff

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Navneet Vyasan
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 11:35 PM IST
The Beautiful Boy author on the implications of pushing addicts into depths of seclusion, the need for better reform structures and his latest book The Buddhist on Death Row
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi argued that all that the convict was seeking was life sentence and not a pardon.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi argued that all that the convict was seeking was life sentence and not a pardon.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

SC seeks Centre’s reply on death row convict’s mercy plea pending for 8 years

Hindustan Times, New Dlehi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 08:29 AM IST
The convict, Balwant Singh Rajoana, was sentenced to death for the murder of former Punjab chief minister Beant Singh who died in a bomb explosion in Chandigarh on August 31, 1995. He filed a mercy petition before the President on March 25, 2012 but has heard nothing on it till date.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was upset at the politics being done on the Delhi gang rape issue.(PTI PHOTO.)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he was upset at the politics being done on the Delhi gang rape issue.(PTI PHOTO.)

‘Don’t indulge in politics over Delhi gang rape case’: Kejriwal tells Smriti Irani

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:52 PM IST
Irani had earlier on Friday said that it was because of the Aam Aadmi Party government in the Capital that the convicts on death row could not be hanged in a time-bound manner after their review petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court in July 2019.
The top court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to the convicts by the Delhi High Court and the trial court.(HT PHOTO.)
The top court in its 2017 verdict had upheld the capital punishment awarded to the convicts by the Delhi High Court and the trial court.(HT PHOTO.)

Another Delhi gang rape case convict files curative petition in Supreme Court

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 12:23 AM IST
On Tuesday, a Delhi court issued death warrants against Mukesh (32), Pawan Gupta (25), Vinay Sharma (26) and Akshay Kumar Singh (31) and said they will be hanged on January 22 at 7 am in the capital’s Tihar Jail.
. The government is yet to comment on the date or timing of the hangings of December 16 convicts but Tihar is gearing up for them.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
. The government is yet to comment on the date or timing of the hangings of December 16 convicts but Tihar is gearing up for them.(Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)

As Tihar gears up, the mechanics of a hanging in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Prawesh Lama
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2019 12:22 PM IST
On December 16, 2012, Pawan Gupta, Akshay Thakur, Vinay Sharma, Mukesh Singh, Ram Singh, and a 17-year-old assaulted and gang raped the 23-year-old.
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.
The Bombay high court set free the death row convict and his accomplice for want of satisfactory evidence.(HT Photo)
The Bombay high court set free the death row convict and his accomplice for want of satisfactory evidence.(HT Photo)

Man on death row for allegedly murdering 12-year-old boy set free by Bombay HC

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2019 12:43 PM IST
The court acquitted the convict of all charges, saying the prosecution had failed to prove the offences against him ‘beyond reasonable doubt’.
The Bombay High court.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)
The Bombay High court.(Bhushan Koyande / HT Photo)

Bombay high court acquits man on death row for boy’s kidnapping and murder; clears accomplice

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Kanchan Chaudhari
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2019 02:52 PM IST
The bench also acquitted his purported accomplice Azad Mehrunddula Ansari, 28, for want of satisfactory evidence.
Amnesty International raised fresh concerns that Sri Lanka may soon end a 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and hang 13 men convicted of drug offences.(Representative Image)
Amnesty International raised fresh concerns that Sri Lanka may soon end a 42-year moratorium on capital punishment and hang 13 men convicted of drug offences.(Representative Image)

Sri Lanka’s plan to revive death row for convicts after 42 yrs, Amnesty worried

Colombo, Sri lanka | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON JUN 25, 2019 05:29 PM IST
The London-based rights group said it was “alarmed” over media reports of preparations to resume hangings although the country still does not have a qualified hangman.
A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over false blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, has left the country.(AFP/File Photo)
A Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row over false blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi, has left the country.(AFP/File Photo)

Pakistani Christian woman Asia Bibi has left the country: lawyer and media

Islamabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2019 05:41 PM IST
Pakistani-Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent 8 year on death row over false blasphemy charges has left the country more than 6 months after she was acquitted by Pakistan’s Top Court.
A book that talks about India’s electoral history and provides pointers to what to look out for in the elections of 2019, one that makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment, and how, as we migrate online, our attention is being sold to the highest bidder - a clutch of serious book on the reading list this week!(HT Team)
A book that talks about India’s electoral history and provides pointers to what to look out for in the elections of 2019, one that makes an impassioned plea against capital punishment, and how, as we migrate online, our attention is being sold to the highest bidder - a clutch of serious book on the reading list this week!(HT Team)

HT Picks: The Most Interesting Books of the Week

Hindustan Times | By HT Team
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2019 03:40 PM IST
This week’s good reads include a book on Elections 2019, another that’s a plea against capital punishment, and a volume on how we are becoming vulnerable to digital platforms
Asia Bibi, a former labourer who was on death row for eight years.(AFP)
Asia Bibi, a former labourer who was on death row for eight years.(AFP)

Despite being freed of blasphemy charges, Asia Bibi to spend Christmas in custody

Islamabad | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2018 07:33 AM IST
Bibi -- a former labourer who was on death row for eight years -- remains a prime target in conservative Muslim-majority Pakistan, with extremists calling for her blood and the government refusing to reveal her location out of fear for her safety.
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail and is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan where she was being held, heading for an unknown destination, her lawyer said on November 8, 2018.(AFP)
Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman who spent eight years on death row for blasphemy, has been freed from jail and is believed to have already flown out of the city of Multan where she was being held, heading for an unknown destination, her lawyer said on November 8, 2018.(AFP)

Pakistan blasphemy case: Asia Bibi freed from jail after spending eight years on death row

Islamabad | By Reuters
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2018 05:06 PM IST
Asia Bibi, who was acquitted of blasphemy after spending eight years on death row, has been freed from jail
Pakistani activists of the Islamic Jamiat-e-Ittihad ul Ulema party chant slogans during a protest following the Supreme Court's decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 3, 2018.(AFP Photo)
Pakistani activists of the Islamic Jamiat-e-Ittihad ul Ulema party chant slogans during a protest following the Supreme Court's decision to acquit Christian woman Asia Bibi of blasphemy, in Karachi on November 3, 2018.(AFP Photo)

Pakistani Christian woman in limbo despite acquittal by top court

Islamabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Asia Bibi, who had been on death row since 2010, was acquitted of all charges by Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday, triggering protests by Islamist hardliners
Pakistani students of Islamic seminaries chant slogans during a rally in support of blasphemy laws in Islamabad.(AP/File Photo)
Pakistani students of Islamic seminaries chant slogans during a rally in support of blasphemy laws in Islamabad.(AP/File Photo)

Last appeal of Pakistani Christian on death row for blasphemy

Islamabad | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2018 11:13 AM IST
In 2009, Aasia Bibi went to get water for her and her fellow farmworkers. After she took a sip, some of the Muslim women reportedly became angry that a Christian had drunk from the same container. Five days later, a mob accused her of blasphemy. She was convicted and sentenced to death.
Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row for the assassination of the then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995.(HT File)
Balwant Singh Rajoana, a convict on death row for the assassination of the then Punjab chief minister Beant Singh in 1995.(HT File)

Beant Singh’s assassination: Rajoana starts hunger strike; SGPC, SAD to meet Rajnath on mercy plea

Hindustan Times, Patiala/Amritsar | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 16, 2018 09:18 PM IST
Rajoana had accused the SGPC and SAD of not pursuing his mercy petition which was filed with the President in 2012.
(HT File Photo)
(HT File Photo)

System has failed us: Mother of 2012 Delhi gangrape victim

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 01:58 PM IST
The victim’s father also urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take adequate measures in order to provide safety and security to women in India.
The Aum Shinrikyo cult amassed an arsenal of chemical, biological and conventional weapons to carry out leader Shoko Asahara’s escalating criminal orders in anticipation of an apocalyptic showdown with the government.(AFP/File Photo)
The Aum Shinrikyo cult amassed an arsenal of chemical, biological and conventional weapons to carry out leader Shoko Asahara’s escalating criminal orders in anticipation of an apocalyptic showdown with the government.(AFP/File Photo)

Japanese cult leader, six followers executed in 1995 sarin gas attack case

Tokyo | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON JUL 06, 2018 11:43 PM IST
In 1995, members of the Aum Shinrikyo cult punctured plastic bags to release sarin nerve gas inside train cars on Tokyo subways, killing 13 people and sickening more than 6,000.
Nguyen Truong Chinh displaying portraits of his son and death row inmate Nguyen Van Chuong during an interview with AFP at his home in Hai Duong.(AFP)
Nguyen Truong Chinh displaying portraits of his son and death row inmate Nguyen Van Chuong during an interview with AFP at his home in Hai Duong.(AFP)

Death row art gives a rare glimpse inside Vietnam’s secret jails

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, Hanoi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2018 10:31 AM IST
Using plastic bags, the inmates on Vietnam’s death row make animal figurines, flowers and hearts.
A candlelight protest rally demanding justice for the Kathua minor rape victim, Kolkata, April 14, 2018(Hindustan Times)
A candlelight protest rally demanding justice for the Kathua minor rape victim, Kolkata, April 14, 2018(Hindustan Times)

Death penalty for minor rape is a legislative scarecrow

By Apar Gupta
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2018 05:12 PM IST
Any legislative measure underpins a policy decision, an objective, which the law seeks to achieve. A severe penalty and swift timelines build insincere expectations of justice.
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