India's Supreme Court has temporarily stayed the hanging of two of the four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a bus in New Delhi.
The Supreme Court's order came in response to a petition filed by an attorney for the two men which said the appeals court that confirmed the death sentence this week had completely ignored their defence.
The court scheduled a hearing in the case for March 31.
Four men charged with the fatal gang rape of a student in the Indian capital Delhi last December have arrived at court as it prepares to deliver its verdict.
The 23-year-old woman was brutally assaulted on a bus and died two weeks later. Her death sparked waves of protests across India.
Last month a teenager was jailed for three years for his role in the incident.
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The gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old Indian woman last December sparked mass protests across the country.
The victim - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was travelling on a bus in Delhi with a male friend when they were attacked. They were later dumped on the roadside.
She later died in a Singapore hospital from internal injuries on the 29 December.
It led to demands for stronger laws, tougher police action against those accused of sexual assault and a sustained campaign to change society's views on women.
An Indian juvenile court has convicted a teenager of the rape and murder of a young woman who was gang raped on bus in Delhi, last December, the Associated Press reports.
The defendant - who cannot be named for legal reasons - was 17 at the time of the attack and was tried as a minor.
He now faces a maximum sentence of three years at a reform centre, defence lawyer Rajesh Tewari said.
Four other men are on trial for the same attack. A fifth defendant was found dead in his cell in March
A court in New Delhi is expected to announce its verdict on a juvenile suspect accused of the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old student on a bus last year.
He is charged with rape, murder, destroying evidence, and other crimes carried out while aged 17.
If convicted, the maximum sentence that he can receive is three years at a correction facility, which will include the time he spent in custody during the case.
He has denied the charges, as have four men also on trial for the attack.
A powerful earthquake swayed buildings in the Indian capital Delhi and was also felt in the northern province of Kashmir, witnesses told Reuters.
The Prime Minister had the unusual pleasure of being greeted by hundreds of screaming women when he visited a women's college in the Indian capital Delhi today.
The applause may have had more to do with the Bollywood star accompanying him, but the students listened attentively to what he had to say.
Indian soldiers in full regalia and hundreds of performers performers have been taking part in a dress rehearsal for Republic Day in the capital New Delhi.
The parade from New Delhi's presidential palace to India Gate will include a number of military regiments and missile launchers as well as hundreds of costumed performers.
Republic Day, which is celebrated on Saturday, commemorates the day that India's constitution came into effect in 1950.