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President Ram Nath Kovind rejects mercy plea of Nirbhaya rape convict Vinay Sharma

NewdelhI1/2/20:President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected the mercy plea of Nirbhaya rape convict Vinay Sharma. He was one of the four men on death row in the Nirbhaya rape case. With this, there are no petitions pending in the President’s office in the case.  Yesterday, a Delhi court postponed the execution of death warrants of all four convicts in the case till further order.

Meanwhile, another one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya case, Akshay Thakur filed a mercy plea today. Director General (Prison) Sandeep Goel has said that the convict has filed a mercy plea before President Ram Nath Kovind.

Thakur and three other convicts were to be hanged today, but a city court indefinitely postponed their hanging.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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