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VARIETY

 |  7-minute read
POCSO, Child Rape, Capital punishment, Death penalty

Why death penalty for child rapists is drawing flak

Union Cabinet clears ordinance in the wake of outrage over rape and death of 8-year-old in Kathua.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
BJP, Sexual assault on children, Cow Slaughter, Capital punishment

BJP govt doesn’t want death penalty for those raping children, but party MP would like it for those killing cows

The Centre opposed the punishment against child rapists in Supreme Court on a day Subramanian Swamy moved cow protection bill in Parliament.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Human Rights, Section 377, LGBTQ, Capital punishment

UN resolution: Shame, India among 13 nations in favour of death penalty to gays

The move sends the message that equal rights for LGBTQ+ community is a distant dream.

POLITICS

 |  17-minute read
Book Extract, Capital punishment, Death penalty, Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Gopalkrishna Gandhi on why India should abolish death penalty

[Book extract] Capital punishment is a macabre folly that swings between tragedy and idiocy.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Yakub Memon, Capital punishment

How India is confusing serving justice with revenge

The sooner we learn that violence can never be part of any solution, the safer we are.

HUMOUR

 |  Clean Chit Corner  |  4-minute read
Capital punishment, APJ Abdul Kalam, Yakub Memon

An Adarsh Muslim reflects on Yakub's hanging

A cold-blooded terrorist planting bombs cannot be compared with few hot-headed people killing in the heat of the moment.

ART & CULTURE

 |  3-minute read
Capital punishment, Bollywood, Hollywood

When films send you to the gallows

Stories on capital punishment have time and again found favour with the entertainment world.

HUMOUR

 |  It Could Happen to You  |  3-minute read
Capital punishment, Pranab Mukherjee

Is Pranab Mukherjee the most merciless president?

That is what he's being called now. But there's more than what meets the eye.

POLITICS

 |  The Cynic  |  7-minute read
Capital punishment, Afzal Guru, Ajmal Kasab, Yakub Memon

Hang Yakub Memon if there is profit in it

But let's be clear that there is no punishment, no glory, no moral value, no retribution, no deterrence in killing him.