Abolish death penalty, UN chief asks nations – Hindustan Times
As Ajmal Kasab the lone surviving gunman of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was exeuted, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called upon nations to abolish the death penalty. Ban welcomes a record vote by a General Assembly committee in favour of the call for a moratorium on the
use of the death penalty, his spokesperson said on Wednesday.
India, US and China were among 39 nations voting on Monday against the resolution in the Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with social and humanitarian issues, as well as human rights. The non binding draft resolution got 110 votes in…