Today : Monday - Apr 21, 2014, 12:52am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Education
Travel
Lifestyle
Gulf News
Featured
 
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

National News
 

Death sentence against human rights charter: NHRC chief

Tuesday - Jan 08, 2013, 05:52pm (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

New Delhi - As the clamour for death sentence for the culprits of the Delhi gang-rape grows stronger, the head of India's rights panel Tuesday said death penalty in any case is against the universal declaration of human rights.

"Death penalty in any case is against universal declaration of human rights," National Human Rights Commission chairman K.G. Balakrishnan said on the sidelines of a consultation organised by NHRC on strengthening laws to tackle violence against women.

He, however, refused to make any direct comments on whether he was in favour or against death sentence in this particular case.

The universal declaration of human rights was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1948, and advocates abolition of death penalty.

Talking about laws for protecting women, the NHRC chief said there were laws but implementation was a problem.

"Not just for the cases of violence against women, overall trials are slow and justice delayed because of lack of legal infrastructure," he said.

"Laws are there but implementation is the problem," he said.

A 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped in Delhi Dec 16. She later succumbed to her injuries in a Singapore hospital Dec 29. Six culprits have been arrested.

The victim became a symbol of resistance against violence against women, with wide-spread protests being witnessed in several Indian cities, mainly in Delhi against rape and other forms of violence.





|

Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
Owaisi at hospital amid high drama, tension (8th Jan, 2013)
Smriti sues Nirupam for defamation (8th Jan, 2013)
Students at Pravasi Divas love India (8th Jan, 2013)
Munda quits, wants Jharkhand assembly dissolved (8th Jan, 2013)
IAF selects Airbus Military A330 MRTT as midair tanker (8th Jan, 2013)
CPI-M, Trinamool workers clash in Bengal (8th Jan, 2013)
India denies breaching truce along LoC (8th Jan, 2013)
S.K. Sarkar new water resources secretary (8th Jan, 2013)
Woman who killed BJP legislator gets bail (8th Jan, 2013)
Six killed, four missing in Maoist ambush (8th Jan, 2013)
RSS leader Shrikant Joshi dead (8th Jan, 2013)
Maharashtra shivers, Mahabaleshwar freezes (8th Jan, 2013)
Arunachal, Tripura, Mizoram score in food output (8th Jan, 2013)
IAF strengthening VIP fleet with new Embraers (8th Jan, 2013)
Animal Welfare Board against dolphin parks (8th Jan, 2013)
Huge gap in infrastructure: Kamal Nath (8th Jan, 2013)
Tamil Nadu woman entrepreneur awarded (8th Jan, 2013)
India, Vietnam to bolster cooperation during Deputy PM's three-day visit (8th Jan, 2013)
S.K. Sarkar to take over as Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources (8th Jan, 2013)
Bankers exchange views at pre-budget meeting with Chidambaram (8th Jan, 2013)
Haryana CM Hooda lays foundation stone of UIDAI Data Centre in Manesar (8th Jan, 2013)
A 14,833 drummers in Assam set new record for largest percussion performance (8th Jan, 2013)
Fixed match between Owaisi and Andhra Govt., alleges BJP (8th Jan, 2013)
Pakistan envoy hosts tea party for cricket team in Delhi (8th Jan, 2013)
'The Vagina Monologues'playwright says crucial for men to join protests against women crimes (8th Jan, 2013)




Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use