A division bench of justices Reva Khetrapal and Pratibha Rani of the Delhi High Court today upheld the death penalty awarded to four convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang rape and murder case of a 23-year-old girl.
The trial court on September 13, 2013 awarded the death sentence to Mukesh (26), Akshay Thakur (28), Pawan Gupta (19) and Vinay Sharma (20).
A sizable number of people wait day long outside Arvind Kejriwal’s residence. It’s a normal scene every day. They carry with them petitions even though he is no more the chief minister. Some of them who wait for hours are the founding members of Aam Adami Party (AAP). They think they know Kejriwal well enough that the latter will meet them at a short notice. They have not seen Kejriwal for months. Some of them have gathered to invite him for a local function. There is no way they can meet him.
He did a far better job of gaining knowledge of the larger sweep of history than any of his contemporaries. The confidence with which we condemn Nehru exposes the narrowness of our certainties more than it detracts from his achievements
Aatish Taseer's new novel, The Way Things Were, is an Indian classic spanning the eventful decades between the Emergency and the advent of Modi, set in Lutyens' Delhi. The novelist in conversation with the Editor of Open magazine