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Surinder Koli Case: Facts you must Know before he is Hanged in your Name

Surinder Koli Case: Facts you must Know before he is Hanged in your Name

Surinder Koli, a Dalit accused of murdering 18 women and children residing in Nithari village, NOIDA is facing imminent execution after his Review Petition was dismissed by the Supreme Court on 28th October 2014. While Nithari disappearances constitute the biggest and most bizarre urban crime of our times, Koli’s case is an egregious miscarriage of justice where a human sacrifice is about to offered in our names to the great god of public opinion. Listed below are facts which highlight how Koli’s case is an affront to due process and fair trial rights.

by · November 20, 2014 · 1 comment · Death Penalty
Surinder Koli’s hanging will imply a Judicial Acceptance of Torture Confession: JTSA

Surinder Koli’s hanging will imply a Judicial Acceptance of Torture Confession: JTSA

We are astound to learn that the Supreme Court has rejected the review petition of Surinder Koli today, finding no error that could have persuaded them to review the earlier order of the court. In fact, the case was riddled with errors. It is a case that rests on confession alone, with little evidence pointing to Koli’s guilt. Indeed, the 164 CrPc statement which has become the basis of Koli’s conviction is clearly tutored and obtained under torture. It is a clear violation of established jurisprudence of evidentiary rules, which disallow the admission of confessions etrcated through torture as evidence.

by · October 28, 2014 · 0 comments · Latest
‘Say NO to Death Penalty’

‘Say NO to Death Penalty’

Report of Meeting of All India Human Rights Organisations and Activists on March 8, 2014 in Chennai.

On One Year of Afzal Guru’s Judicial Murder

On One Year of Afzal Guru’s Judicial Murder

On the first death anniversary of Afzal, I again see that still justice has not been given to his family. His body has not been returned to family. He became a victim of democratic institution of India during his life and even after that. I oppose and condemn all types of state repression, I oppose every form of injustice, I oppose militarisation and occupation. My voice may not bring justice to all of them, but I am sure that millions of such voices will develop an environment of thoughts, of justice, of truth and we will.

by · February 9, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Rights’ Groups Welcome the SC Judgement on Capital Punishment

Rights’ Groups Welcome the SC Judgement on Capital Punishment

Civil and Democratic rights organizations have welcomed the Supreme Court judgment which has commuted the death sentence of 15 persons, including one female, to life sentence. Terming it a landmark judgment, the groups believe it to be a step forward in the abolition of the death sentence in India. Given below are the statements by JTSA, PUCL and PUDR. Summary and Text of the Judgment are also given at the end.

by · January 22, 2014 · 0 comments · Uncategorized
Appeal for Funds for All India Convention against Death Penalty

Appeal for Funds for All India Convention against Death Penalty

The Coordination of Democratic Rights Organisations (CDRO), is in the process of organising an All India Convention Against Death Penalty on 1st February 2014 at Delhi. The day-long Convention will be held at the Auditorium of the Rajendra Bhawan, opposite Gandhi Peace Foundation, Delhi. The convention will be followed by a Rally.

by · January 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Death Penalty, Latest
Abdullah Ocalan: A Living Argument Against The Death Penalty

Abdullah Ocalan: A Living Argument Against The Death Penalty

What is important is that the 200-word profile of Ocalan in Time is by Gerry Adams, President of Sinn Fein, a party historically linked to the Provisional Irish Republican Army. Adams establishes the relevance of that fact at the outset: The Irish peace accord known as the Good Friday Agreement is 15 years old this month. For almost all that time, Abdullah Ocalan, a founder of the Kurdistan Workers Party, has been in prison in Turkey.

by · April 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Latest
Democracy’s Noose and Afzal Guru

Democracy’s Noose and Afzal Guru

Did Afzal Gurus hanging satisfy the collective conscience of the nation?

by · February 28, 2013 · 0 comments · Death Penalty, State Repression
Politics in Death Penalty: by Rajindar Sachar

Politics in Death Penalty: by Rajindar Sachar

One had always heard perjorative remarks about politics and morality being distant neighbors, notwithstanding the life long struggle by Gandhiji to have some kind of connect between these.

by · February 27, 2013 · 0 comments · Death Penalty, Latest
Is Capital Punishment Sensible?

Is Capital Punishment Sensible?

There is a staggering incoherence between death penalty and the very raison d’tre of punishment mechanism in a civilised society. Besides the metaphysical question on the collectives authority over individuals right to life, the logic of capital punishment can be contested from a purely unromantic point of view, by weighing up what such a measure eventually accomplishes.

by · February 25, 2013 · 1 comment · Death Penalty, Justice, Latest