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POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Judiciary, Death penalty, Asia bibi verdict, Law commission

Why we should rethink the death penalty

We execute the poor. The rich get off.

VOICES

 |  4-minute read
Rape of minor girls, Rape Laws, Child sexual abuse, Death penalty

6 reasons why death penalty will not deter child rapes

It is not the severity of the punishment that will deter crime; rather the surety of punishment that helps.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Death penalty, Drug Addiction, Punjab, Captain Amarinder Singh

The many problems with Captain Amarinder Singh’s ‘war on drugs’

There are apprehensions that the CM is cut off from ground realities, and also that the ‘big fish’ will go scot-free.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Death penalty, Congress, Amarinder singh, Punjab Drug Menace

Why Punjab CM Amarinder Singh wants death penalty for drug peddlers

The state has no accurate record of the real number of drug overdose deaths.

VARIETY

 |  4-minute read
Death penalty, Kathua, Sexual violence, Child rape cases

What goes inside the mind of men who rape children

India Today cover story explores what impulses fuel the epidemic of sexual violence.

VARIETY

 |  5-minute read
Kathua, Minor raped, Child Rape, Death penalty

Why death penalty for rapists of girls below 12 years won't solve a thing

The ordinance was promulgated after the central government faced heat and social outrage over the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua.

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

 |  6-minute read
Mob mentality, Death penalty, Castration, Kathua rape and murder

Why cries for castrating Kathua rapists don't help

It fails to tackle the bigger problem: a culture that sees fit to gang-rape and murder a child to remove a community from 'their' lands.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Uttarakhand HC, Justice Verma commission, Rape, Death penalty

Why bid for death penalty for raping minors will not deter rape

What is important is the certainty of punishment.

ART & CULTURE

 |  5-minute read
Death penalty, Rape trials, Dhananjoy

Bengali film has provoked fresh debate on death penalty

Dhananjoy shows how the police, the judiciary and the State can err in sending a poor security guard to the gallows.