The lives of Rohingya Muslim may be much better in Nepal in comparison to the other countries but should this really be question of relative freedoms?
As the post-conflict justice system takes shape in Colombia, there are many individual rights violations and atrocities to be addressed.
Manoj Mitta, author of The Fiction of Fact-finding: Modi and Godhra, and Siddharth Varadarajan discuss the Gujarat 2002 riots and Amit Shah’s testimony.
The bench was hearing an appeal against the ban on Kannada book Basava Vachana Deepthi by scholar, mystic and writer Mate Mahadevi.
Laws banning cattle slaughter in various states allow ordinary people to take the law into their own hand with impunity – as long as they are working in an undefined ‘good faith’.
There are many judicial vacancies in the 24 high courts, with 413 positions out of a total approved strength of 1079 vacant, even as about 30 million cases are pending in the courts.
In a setback for the Iraqi government and western powers who pushed for dialogue, the plebiscite will go ahead as planned, later this month.
The court also set timelines for the circulation of manuals and guidelines, the constitution of a board of visitors and to tabulate details on juveniles who died an unnatural death.
A slew of safety measures have been proposed in the aftermath of the Ryan International School incident.
Sweeping assertions filled with vitriol against the Rohingya have now entered the formal pleadings. The court should not allow unfiltered communal speech.
Despite home minister Rajnath Singh’s assurances that pellet guns aren’t being used often by the security forces, doctors and civil organisations say otherwise.
Former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi talks about the recent right to privacy judgment, his objections to it, paranoia surrounding the Aadhaar and more.
“I did not mean that, that privacy is nothing. I only placed the position of the Supreme Court judgements.”
The RSS chief also said that his organisation does not support trolling on social media as it amounts to “hitting below the belt”.
The wait was required to guard against a “hurried decision” if there is otherwise a possibility of reconciliation.
The move came following an order of the Supreme Court, which in 2015 had directed the central government to grant citizenship to the Chakma and Hajong refugees, mostly staying in Arunachal Pradesh.
On a petition filed by Kodnani, special SIT judge P. B. Desai summoned Shah to appear before the court on September 18.
Adityanath’s visit to City Montessori will provide legitimacy to a school which doesn’t honour the orders of his government or administration and flouts the national law openly.
The triple talaq and right to privacy rulings, as well as the Punjab and Haryana high court’s comment after the Panchkula violence, have shown the importance of judiciary in a functioning democracy – to assist, reflect and question.
The manner in which the state machinery, including the police, intimidates family members of whistleblowers or those who report scandals, has become a recurring pattern, one that should not go unpunished.
The two judges had been appointed by the Allahabad high court in March 2003, during the excavation conducted by archaeological survey of India at the disputed site.
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.