Tag Archives: human rights

1303 Death Sentences, 3 Executions in Last 10 years in India

According to National Crime Record Bureau (NCRB), prison statistics’ report, there were 1,303 death sentences of which only 3 sentences were executed, including the recent Yakub Memon who was the lone convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings. On November 21, 2012, Ajmal Kasab, the only terrorist to have survived the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, was hanged in Pune’s Yerwada ...

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‘India’s re-election to UNHRC is endorsement of its position,’ says Indian Ambassador

India’s re-election on Tuesday to a second term on the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) is an overwhelming endorsement of the country’s position on human rights and its pledge to the United Nations, said Indian Ambassador Asoke Kumar Mukerji on Wednesday. Nine nations vied for the four Asian seats but India received 162 votes – the highest for an Asian ...

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