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hanging

the putting of a person to death by suspending the body by the neck from a noose. Now abolished in the UK.

HANGING, punishment. Death by the halter, or the suspending of a criminal, condemned to suffer death, by the neck, until life is extinct. A mode of capital punishment.

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On Thursday, the Ministry of Law and Justice also opposed the proposal of public hanging stating that rules were already there for such steps.
During a meeting of the Senate Standing Committee on Interior on Jan 22, Senator Rehman Malik announced to pass a bill for the public hanging of those found guilty of child sexual abuse and murder.
Provincial home secretaries were of the view that the law should remain as is and a public hanging should not be carried out.
Provincial representatives said that a public hanging can have law and order situation as well as will put adverse psychological impact on minds of children and other factions of society.
Javed Abbasi said the committee would see whether there was a need to change the penal code in the presence of rules for public hanging.
Sindh's representative said the world was heading towards ending death penalty or capital punishment while Pakistan was considering public hangings.
The father of the victim, Ameen Ansari, expressed satisfaction with the verdict but demanded a public hanging of the accused.
The religious activists also demanded public hanging of Pitras allegedly for committing blasphemy .
1783: The last public hanging in England took place at Tyburn (now Marble Arch in London) - forger John Austin was the last to die there.
The relatives of the victim staged a demonstration against the school administration and demanded public hanging of all four accused in the case, the Express Tribune reports.
The story opens with a public hanging, fortunately foiled, and continues on a theme of violent activity.
Ismail, told Pajhwok Afghan News a public hanging would serve as a lesson for others.

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