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Nirbhaya convicts write to International Court of Justice to stay execution of death warrant

As per the latest death warrant, the four convicts ie. Akshay, Pawan, Mukesh and Vinay are slated to be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 am.

Aditi Singh

Nirbhaya convicts and their families have written a letter to the Judges of the International Court of Justice seeking urgent hearing to prevent their “unlawful execution”.

As per the latest death warrant, the four convicts ie. Akshay, Pawan, Mukesh and Vinay are slated to be hanged on March 20 at 5.30 am.

The letter states that the legal remedies/cases are still pending before courts, yet the Tihar Jail Authorities are going to hang the convicts on March 20.

While calling the scheduled execution of convicts as hurried, secretive and illegal, The letter urges,

"I write to you to request your support and help, in whatever form, to prevent this barbaric and inhumane punishment from being inflicted upon convicts, the death peanlty has no relevance in a progressive and modern International era. Inflicting it upon prisoners, who belong to the economically most vulnerbale section of society will only serve to take out international forum several setps back."

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