Despite promulgating several ordinances, the government has allowed one to lapse
Are policemen trying to evade accountability by threatening the media with legal action for simply doing their job without malice ?
Arbitrary custody by the police is not unknown in India, but a recent decision gives hope to those who get picked up by the police
The one month given to the JPC is not even enough for its members to consult their individual constituencies, let alone farmers across the country, the Left-backed grouping says.
Regulatory shortcomings, tunnel vision and the slowly turning wheels of government machinery all come together to help keep up our uncertainty about if some foods are safe – even when there’s no need to be uncertain
CLAT is an exam in which even 2-3 marks gained or lost can see one’s rank change by 50-100 positions, but it also has a paper that’s riddled with mistakes of its own
The delay in justice for the Hashimpura case has not gone down well with the intelligentsia and legal community
Thursday’s killing of 17 army men in Manipur, most likely by the Khaplang-led ‘United Liberation Front of Western South East Asia’, and the June 2 death of a woman activist in army firing, underline the government’s inabilty to deal with civil strife.
If indeed Maggi noodles or any other product is a health hazard, a prosecution against the company and its officials must follow – there’s no justification in law in making film stars as co-accused
68-year-old prisoner claims he is being harassed by frequent transfers between different jails within the Tihar prison complex.
India’s hands are tied by the declaration it filed with the ICJ in 1974 excluding certain disputes from the jurisdiction of the court. The case of the torture of Capt. Saurabh Kalia squarely falls within the excluded category.
Almost all the Aadhaar numbers issued till date – 99.97 per cent – have been issued to people who already had at least two existing identification documents
Why has the NDA government – so loath to give any credit to the previous UPA governments on social policy – embraced one of UPA-II’s most questionable initiatives as its own, disregarding Supreme Court orders along the way?
Kargil & International Court of Justice, the Maggi controversy, free speech at IIT-M, food security, discrepancies in GDP growth, livestock trade in crisis, intolerance, militant secularity
If decryption is at the heart of privacy violations, then strong encryption needs to be at the heart of privacy protection.
If there is one thing we should take away from the 9/11 surveillance era, it is that we cannot afford to put off the balancing of security and privacy in a constitutional context
India needs a new national legislation outlawing discrimination in access to housing.
The glaring flaw in the 2013 law is the arbitrary compensation formula, which denies farmers any say in determining the price at which they must hand over their land. Modi hasn’t fixed the UPA’s land law. He has merely tinkered with it.
When the President promulgates an ordinance, he or she exercises intermediate legislative power. Ordinances lack the qualities that give Acts of Parliament elevated status. Returning an ordinance repeatedly may well be justified.
In its present state, Indian surveillance law is unable to bear the weight of the CMS project, and must be vastly strengthened to protect privacy and accountability before the state is given direct access to communications.
New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party government’s turf war with the Lt.Governor in Delhi, and the National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) case – both currently before the Supreme Court – may end up having one thing in common: a plea for reference to an 11-judge bench to […]
Those violating the court’s order “should first be warned and then prosecuted” says advocate Prashant Bhushan, who also wants the ban to cover the Prime Minister.
The most recent attempt to usurp the powers of Delhi Government in the matter of postings of civil servants shows complete disregard for constitutional norms and is a cynical abuse of power
But remember, there are stil 79 countries – including India, where it is illegal to be gay.
High Courts are stepping in to re-examine death sentences by invoking grounds recently suggested by the Supreme Court.
Legalising active euthanasia in India, where majority of the population still lies below the poverty line, could have fatal consequences for society
Recent studies in neuroscience indicate that brain systems are still maturing at 16 years, resulting in impulsive behaviour, risk-taking and decreased levels of self-regulation. Most importantly, it is a transitory phase.
It seems as though the minister is nostalgic for the bad old days of the 1990s and early 2000s when hundreds, if not thousands were killed in Kashmir, so that he can be seen to be wielding the big stick as Defence Minister.
Today, Bastar is the most militarised zone in the country and arrests and torture are routine. To think of starting Salwa Judum-2 is a clear indication that this military approach is just not working.
A copy of the legal opinion given by Gopal Subramanium, Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of India, about the legal status of the NCT of Delhi under the Constitution of India and the Government of NCT of Delhi Act, 1991
At stake in the hearings over the National Judicial Appointments Commission is the manner in which India will select its judges. But no one knows what will happen if the SC strikes down the NJAC as unconstitutional.
In which the former ASG answers inter alia whether the LG has the power to directly appoint a Chief Secretary, and bypass the CM and ministers and give direct instructions to Secretaries.
As Jayalalithaa gears up to take over as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister once again, the prosecution unearths errors much larger than mere arithmetic
Aruna Shanbaug vanished the day she was attacked, when her life was constructed thought the narratives of caring, euthanasia, the medical and legal professions, and she became nothing more than a spectre in her own story.
My freedom, says Abdul Qaqyyum was half justice. ‘Did the Swaminarayan people, and other Hindus who died in the Akshardham attack, get justice? The Crime Branch has also betrayed them’.
The SC has opened the door for frivolous cases brought by organisations on behalf of “historically respectable personalities”, that can and will cast a severe chilling effect upon political satire and other areas of core political speech.
New Delhi: While welcoming the Cabinet’s decision to ban the employment of children below 14 in any kind of commercial work and of children up to the age of 18 in hazardous industries — up from the current minimum age of 14 — child rights activists are unhappy about certain exemptions in […]
In UN debate, India also expresses concern over disproportionate use of force by law enforcement agencies in US
Proposed changes violate right to equality, and will make it harder for young offenders to be rehabilitated, child rights activists say
Why was the State of Tamil Nadu, which Jaya’s party controls, allowed to prosecute her in the High Court? Why did the Congress-run state government in Karnataka allow this? Why did the BJP remain silent as the case was sabotaged?