Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Supreme Court Commutes Death Penalty Of Rajiv Gandhi's Killers To Life Term

With this, the three convicts on death row in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan have been spared the gallows. A bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam rejected the Centre's submission that there was no unreasonable delay in deciding their mercy plea and the condemned prisoners did not go through agonizing experience as they were enjoying life behind the bars. The bench, also comprising justices Ranjan Gogoi and S K Singh, said they are unable to accept the Centre's view and commuted the death sentence of convicts to imprisonment for life subject to remission by the government. There had been inordinate delay on government and President's part to decide their mercy pleas, the SC judges said. The apex court rejected the Centre's contention that delay in deciding mercy plea of convicts Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan did not result in agony. "We implore government to render advice in reasonable time to the President for taking a decision on mercy pleas," the court said. The top court has asked the government to add a new criteria for considering commuting death penalty to life imprisonment inordinate delay in deciding mercy petitions. It said the government should handle the cases of mercy petitions in a more systematic manner. "We are confident that mercy plea can be decided at much faster speed than what is being done now," the bench said. The convicts had submitted that mercy plea of other prisoners, which were filed after them, were decided but their petitions were kept pending by the government. Their plea was strongly opposed by the Centre which had said that it was not a fit case for the apex court to commute death sentence on the ground of delay in deciding mercy plea. Admitting that there has been delay in deciding the mercy petitions, the government, however, had contended that the delay was not unreasonable, unexplainable and unconscionable to commute death penalty. The counsel, appearing for the convicts, had contested the Centre's arguments, saying that they have suffered due to the delay by the government in deciding the mercy petitions and the apex court should intervene and commute their death sentence to life term. The apex court had, in May 2012, decided to adjudicate the petitions of Rajiv Gandhi killers against their death penalty and had directed that their plea, pending with the Madras high court, be sent to it. Rajiv Gandhi was killed in May 1991. His assassins were convicted by a TADA court in January 1998 and were awarded death sentence, which was confirmed by the apex court May 11, 1999. (With inputs from PTI)
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Monday, February 17, 2014

bride Wedding Speeches: How To Make A Good Speech

Delivering a speech, regardless of occasion is a hard thing to do. You will be talking to a large group of people coming from different sectors of life, hence planning and preparation is necessary before you can achieve an impressive speech. Bride wedding speeches in particular, are one of the toughest speeches to present. This is because wedding ceremonies can become overwhelming. The bride therefore needs to prepare her speech several days before the celebration in order to organize her thoughts.

One way of ensuring the efficiency of your speech is to touch the emotions of your guests through relevant stories that you share. Good speeches are interactive with the audience. Although making wedding speeches can sometimes be difficult, it is still possible to prepare an exemplary speech if the following the rules and guidelines on how to make a good speech are generally followed.

As a bride, do not hesitate to share to your love story with your guests. You may recall the very first day you met your groom. Perhaps you could disclose some small intimate issue that you both faced and overcame in your relationship. How did you survive that trial? Guests normally appreciate successful love stories and how it developed.

Share with guests how your groom courted you. How did he win your heart? Most people will appreciate the funny and crazy manifestations of love. Do not feel embarrassed if your groom won your heart through a piece of cake planted with a rose. People can relate to love and how it manifests itself in many different ways. This is one way of sharing the growth of your relationship. Years ago you were courted by this man and now he is your husband.

Bride wedding speeches must be genuine. Make sure that you speak from your heart. People will recognize a sincere and pure message. Listen to what your heart says and express yourself openly. A bride speech should preferably be brief and witty. Speeches that are too long may get boring and stifle the joyous atmosphere. Limit your content but make sure that you have delivered your most significant thoughts. Spice up your speech with some funny stories or jokes. Just make sure that you do not offend any member of your audience.

Impart your love story. Your confidence can be seen in how you talk comfortably in front of others. Be happy, your wedding will almost certainly one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Do not forget to thank the people who made the celebration possible. Thank all the guests and friends for attending your wedding and sharing in one of your happiest moments.

Remember, a good speech can be achieved through planning and preparation. Take some time to organize your thoughts and construct your speech. Choose carefully the main thrust of your speech, make it brief and present it in a way that your guests can associate with.