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Nirbhaya convicts move ICJ for stay on execution

New Delhi: Three convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case on Monday approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) seeking a stay on their execution scheduled for March 20.

The plea filed through Advocate A P Singh sought a stay on execution of the convicts – Akshay, Pawan and Vinay.

The plea also sought for an open court hearing of the oral arguments by the death-row convicts through their legal counsel. The plea also sought for calling of records of the present case by the ICJ.

The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the request by one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gang rape case to file a new curative petition against his death sentence, refusing to once again put on hold their execution due this week.

“Circumstances say there is no remedy left. You (Mukesh Singh) have availed mercy plea. It was rejected. Warrants issued. Curative petition has been dismissed. What’s the remedy left?” the Supreme Court said.

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