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Death Penalty

न्याय, सुधारक होना चाहिए, दण्ड देने वाला नहीं : तीस्ता सेतलवाड़ सीजेपी मौत की सज़ा का विरोध करता है

हम अपने सम्पूर्ण प्रयास और पूरे भरोसे के साथ इस बात पर अपनी प्रतिबद्धता ज़ाहिर करते हैं, कि न्याय, सुधार के लिए एक उपकरण है, प्रतिशोध के लिए नहीं. पिछले 15 वर्षों में, हमने 2002 के गुजरात जनसंहार से संबंधित विभिन्न मामलों का 68 से अधिक अदालतों में नेतृत्व किया है. इन मामले में हमने सफलतापूर्वक 168 लोगों…

Malaysia to abolish death penalty, revoke sedition law

Malaysia will abolish the death penalty, the New York Times reported. The country’s minister of law, Liew Vui Keong, told reporters, “All death penalty will be abolished. Full stop”. Malaysia’s government is also set to revoke the Sedition Act, a law dating back to the colonial era that has previously been employed against critics and…

Justice should be Reformative, not Retributive: Teesta Setalvad CJP stands against the Death Penalty

This International Day against Death Penalty, we solemnly reaffirm our commitment towards ensuring justice remains a tool for reformation and not retribution. Over the past 15 years, we have spearheaded more than 68 court cases related to the Gujarat 2002 carnage. And though we have successfully secured the conviction of 168 people, not once have we demanded…


Capital Punishment for the Rape of Minors Against Survivor’s Interests Rape culture should be addressed more holistically

The death penalty for perpetrators in case of rape of girls below the age of 12 years, is going to neither be a deterrent against such offences nor will it address the more urgent need of prevention of sexual abuse of children, including rape. The decisions by the governments of Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan…

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