Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Bill, 2018: A Sturdy Action Plan against Child Abusers?

By Shivangi Singh, Amity Law School, Lucknow. On March 12, the Rajasthan Assembly unanimously passed a Bill conferring capital punishment on those found guilty of sexually abusing children aged 12 or below. Rajasthan standing fourth in the crimes against women…

The raising dissent against Capital Punishment

By Pragya Dhoundiyal, Law Center-1, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. The changing global political dynamics has brought India and Germany closer. Recently, Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany visited India along with her delegation. Progress was made on various fronts, however the Mutual…

Would India be justified in doing away with the Death Penalty?-Decoding the 262nd Law Commission Report

By Vershika Sharma, National Law University, Jodhpur. India is one of the 59 countries in the world that still retain death penalty even after the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 62/149 on 18-12-2007. 262nd Law Commission Report is the outcome of…

Analysing Death Penalty like never before: Shankar Kisanrao Khade v. State Of Maharashtra

By Sudipta Purkayastha, Gujarat National Law University. An eleven year old girl goes missing in the middle of the day. Forty eight hours later, the strangulated body of the hapless, mentally and physically handicapped child is found in a field. She is…