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Nirbhaya Case: Akshay Thakur's Plea Against Hanging Rejected By President

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 8:39 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy petition of Akshay Thakur, the third of the four convicts in Nirbhaya gangrape case. The death row prisoner had filed the appeal on Saturday, hours after President Kovind turned down the appeal of fellow convict Vinay Sharma. A mercy plea to the President of India is the last option for a prisoner awarded the death penalty.
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Jesus Christ Has Been An "Inspiration To Humanity": President Kovind

Wednesday, December 25, 2019, 8:10 AM

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said the words and deeds of Jesus Christ have the power to heal wounds in today's world which finds itself "tormented by strife, hatred and violence". In his message on the eve of Christmas, the President extended his greetings to all "fellow citizens in India and abroad, especially to my Christian brothers and sisters."
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Rapists Convicted Under POCSO Shouldn't Be Allowed Mercy Plea: President

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 7:43 AM

Amid nationwide outrage over multiple cases of rape and murder, President Ram Nath Kovind has said there should be no provision of mercy pleas for child rapists. "Rape convicts under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act should not be allowed mercy petition," President Ram Nath Kovind said at an event in Rajasthan on Friday.