President approves ordinance on death penalty to child rapists

New Delhi, April 22 : President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday approved an ordinance to provide death penalty to those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12. The Union Cabinet had on Saturday cleared an ordinance that seeks to amend the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Act by including stringent […]

11 killed in Afghanistan gunfight

Kabul, April 22 : At least 11 people, including 10 Islamic State (IS) militants and a security personnel, have been killed in a gunfight in Afghanistan’s Jawzjan province, police said on Sunday. Nine IS militants and two security personnel also sustained injuries in the clashes, officials said. The clashes flared up after the IS militants […]

Instead of death penalty, improve implementation of existing laws: Amnesty

New Delhi, April 21 : Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Saturday termed a “knee-jerk reaction” the decision to introduce death penalty for those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12, calling on the government to improve implementation of existing laws to protect children from sexual abuse. “The government’s decision to […]

Philippines slams US human rights report

Manila, April 21 : The Philippines on Saturday slammed the US for raising concerns about alleged extrajudicial killings in the country and increase on police impunity in connection with President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. “The Philippines is a sovereign state with a fully functioning democracy led by a legitimately elected government that is getting […]