The Centre has failed to file an affidavit as directed by the court, and has averted accountability, stating that incidents like mob lynching are issues of law and order, which is listed as a state subject.
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In their conduct and demeanour, only Aarushi’s parents remained above the level of the pulp drama of which they were made the villains.
The T.K. Viswanathan committee’s recommendations could prove to be dangerous for free speech if acted upon without resolving its flaws.
Although the recent judgement criminalises the rape of minor wife, until all marital rape is criminalised, there will remain a disparity in Indian law.
The draft, prepared by a group of eminent citizens, also envisages non-heterosexual marriage.
Vinod Dua talks with Supreme Court advocate Karuna Nundy about the sexual harassment at workplace Act and other kinds of discrimination in the professional sphere.
The matter was referred to the larger bench by a three-judge bench headed by the chief justice, which has framed questions for the constitution bench to discuss.
The chief justice said the court and government cannot be oblivious to the plight of Rohingya women and children, added that petitioners can approach the court in case of ‘contingency’.
The judgment criminalising sex with a minor wife coincides with the International Girl Child Day, paving a new and historic path towards freedom and dignity for millions of married girls.
“What’s the guarantee that more people will not be targeted for their beliefs and principles in the future?”
With the establishment of a permanent committee to look after the appointment of ‘senior advocates’, the court has continued its process of increasing administrative transparency.
The Talwars, acquitted by the high court on Thursday, never had a chance to defend themselves properly since the murder investigation was mishandled says Rebecca John.
The court told JNU’s appellate authority to pass a reasoned order within six weeks of hearing the students, who also included Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya.
The court held that based on the circumstances and the evidence on the record the dentist couple could not be held guilty.
Like the New York Times v. Sullivan case fifty years ago, The Wire defamation case too is about the “breathing space” of free speech, criticism and truth.
Even when SLAPPs are of uncertain merit, they immensely damage prospects of free journalism, fierce criticism and accountability of power.
Judge was told senior advocate S.V. Raju could not be present as he was busy in the high court.
The court made it clear, however, that it was not dealing with the issue of marital rape as a whole.
NGO Common Cause sought a law to permit passive euthanasia for terminally ill patients so that they are allowed to die by withdrawal of life support if the person has made a “living will” to that effect.
With the Rohingya refugee influx, India faces a litmus test on its commitment to international law in its domestic refugee policy implementation.
Permission was sought – and given – two days before The Wire’s article on the BJP president’s son had even appeared.
The Supreme Court had called for applications three months before the post of the chief information commissioner fell vacant but no notification was issued in the state.
The court also upheld the life sentence an SIT court had awarded to 20 others convicted.
On September 12, the apex court had temporarily lifted its earlier order and permitted sale of firecrackers.
The Supreme Court recently decided to make its proceedings public. Shouldn’t the same degree of transparency be attached to all key constitutional posts?
By making its proceedings public, the collegium has finally realised that it did not need to wait for the Centre to act in order to kick off a reform process.
The disturbing trend of the judiciary authoring restrictions on speech beyond what is constitutionally sanctioned gives the impression that restriction is the norm and speech is the exception.
The apex court raised several questions including how evidence could be collected now to order further investigation into the case which had led to the conviction and execution of Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte in November 1949.
The government should take into account the “dynamic progress” made in modern science to adopt painless methods of carrying out the death sentence, the chief justice-headed bench said.
The expert committee had been constituted in 2015 after the Supreme Court struck down Section 66A of the IT Act for being used arbitrarily and hampering free speech.
From 1932 to 1968, hundreds of tonnes of mercury seeped into the Minamata Bay in Japan, causing health and environmental problems still felt today.
Zakia’s petition sought that Narendra Modi and 61 others be named as accused for being part of a conspiracy that facilitated the Gujarat riots.
The drop in exports of leather products comes as a setback for PM Modi who has sought to create millions of jobs by more than doubling the leather industry’s revenues.
Does a woman’s consent – or lack of it – fail to mean anything if she is married?
The Kerala high court had in May annuled the marriage of a Muslim man with a Hindu woman who had converted to Islam.
The chief minister also said the state government will launch various campaigns against all types of addiction.
Electoral bonds, as proposed in Union Budget and passed by parliament, would only add to opaqueness in funding, claims a Delhi-based NGO.
Despite a generally abysmal human rights record, North Korea has shown improvement in one specific area: disability rights.