Some in the board are of the view that a review petition would bring other Islamic practices such as nikah halala and polygamy under scrutiny.
The mandate for the criminal justice system and the civil society to monitor prisons is quite clear, but it’s the will that’s missing.
Denying consent to one section of married women, either adult or minor, is problematic and would suffer from arbitrariness.
A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra issued notice to the state, asking it to maintain law and order and ensure that protests over the death of the 17-year-old Dalit girl do not disrupt daily life.
The new rules, which come with punishment commensurate with the nature of the violation, comes months after Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad allegedly beat an Air India staffer with a slipper.
Recent amendments to the rape laws have made it mandatory for all hospitals to provide immediate treatment to survivors of rape. An abortion is an essential element of such care.
The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programme has drawn sharp criticisim from Indian origin legislators.
The apex court was hearing a PIL filed by Tushar Gandhi, great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Journalists, activists, writers, thinkers and women organisations were seen among the crowds that gathered in the city and across the state condemning the killing of the journalist.
If the apex court considers the consent of the minor married girl to be a prerequisite for her husband to have sexual intercourse with her, it will become difficult to deny married women above 18 the same right to sexual autonomy and bodily integrity.
Legislators have no business to sit in judgement on journalists and it is high time they are stripped of their special privileges.
Kodnani says she was with Shah when the riots took place, so he is crucial to proving her alibi.
The government needs to understand that consent forms the bedrock for deciding whether something is rape or not.
Compelling citizens to listen to the national anthem with the objective of inculcating patriotism and nationalism violates the very autonomy that the nine-judge bench of the apex court recently upheld.
The recent apex court ruling on the repair of religious shrines destroyed in the Gujarat riots has raised key questions about the state’s liability towards its citizens.
The apex court has said the trial against 13 Greyhounds personnel must be concluded within six months.
The constitution bench’s verdict in the Right to Privacy case encompasses many extraordinary achievements that show that our judiciary can and will correct errors of the past.
A fortnightly column from The Wire’s public editor. The pronouncements of the country’s highest court on issues of vital public interest become what could be termed “news-as-history”, in so far as they contain both the preoccupations and anxieties of the present moment as also the norms and values […]
A study of pre-trial and trial stages of rape prosecutions in Delhi has found major gaps in support services available to victims, hostility at the hands of defence lawyers and non-compliance with norms during medical examination.
Anitha, a 17-year-old Dalit girl, allegedly took her life after it become known that Tamil Nadu would not be exempt from the National Entrance-cum-Eligibility Test.
BJP leader Ajay Kumar Agarwal has challenged a 2005 Delhi high court order quashing charges against Europe-based industrialists, the Hinduja brothers.
Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has come under fire for denying admission to a student suffering from thalassemia.
The written submissions on behalf of the petitioners have relied on the recent landmark Supreme Court right to privacy judgement and the NALSA verdict, among others.
Why is the Modi government not showing the same support for criminalising marital rape as it did with outlawing triple talaq. After all, gender violence is not religion, class or caste specific.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the government over the last two-three years has made tax evasion difficult and that has come as a “rude shock” to many.
Drafted by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, the proposal was part of the agenda at a meeting to discuss issues relating to the implementation of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act, 2013.
The high court also rejected Shahabuddin’s plea challenging the sentence awarded by the Siwan district court on December 11, 2015.
The Supreme Court has said that now that the deadline has been extended, it will hear a batch of Aadhaar-related petitions in November.
The Supreme Court’s judgement on triple talaq outlines the true meaning and spirit of the Quran on the anvil of individualism, the rule of law and human rights enunciated in the constitution.
“The question is what evidences the courts will rely upon in such circumstances, as there can be no lasting evidence in case of sexual acts between a man and his own wife.”
The district court, headed by additional chief judicial magistrate Barjinder Pal Singh, dismissed his bail plea on Tuesday afternoon.
Is it time to change tactics with regard to privacy and Aadhaar? It seems likely that the Act will be upheld as constitutional, when looked at whether it falls foul of our fundamental right to privacy.
The apex court set aside a Gujarat high court order that asked the state government to pay for the reconstruction and repair work on religious structures.
Various lawyers’ associations have termed the government’s initial action as ‘interference’ since the constitution clearly separates powers between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary.
Senior members of the bar and lawyers’ associations have slammed the government’s allegations and claimed that the move was to ensure that no systems of accountability were in place ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi.
If the legislature is serious about introducing gender parity in personal laws, it should not focus all its energies on one particular religion.
Justice Misra was part of the bench that confirmed the death sentence of the convicts in the December 16 rape case and passed the order for mandatory singing of the national anthem in cinema halls.
A special CBI court will begin hearing arguments over sentencing at 2:30 pm in the district jail at Sunaria where the Dera Sacha Sauda chief is lodged.
While Justice Kaul’s opinion identifies a ‘right to be forgotten’, India’s upcoming data protection framework needs to resolve a number of hurdles before we carve out such a right.
Instead of developing jurisprudence based on the intersectionality of gender and religious identity, we are presented with a laboriously lengthy and impotent decision which reflects the judges’ lack of knowledge on feminist jurisprudence.