The court refused to show any sympathy to the convict, saying it would do “immense harm to the justice system and undermine the public confidence”.
By setting a different standard of consent for educated women in the recent acquittal of Mahmood Farooqui, the law has failed to acknowledge that rape, even when it is not a stranger rape, is an act of power and dominance.
Judge sets aside conviction of writer-director, saying he doubted whether the incident took place without the victim’s consent and if it did whether Farooqui could “discern/understand the same”.
The Delhi high court has ordered the state-run Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University to grant Digant Jain, who cleared two rounds of counselling, admission in a medical college.
Both the Intelligence Bureau and CBI have been directed to reveal information to RTI petitioners in the last month.
By restraining a foreign investor from pursuing a claim under a bilateral investment treaty (BIT), the Delhi high court is coming in way of India’s accountability being tested under international law.
The Delhi high court-appointed commissioner says beneficiaries are denied rations for not possessing Aadhaar and suggested that the food department pay compensation.
Delhi’s Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University has come under fire for denying admission to a student suffering from thalassemia.
“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 Delhi high court is hearing three writ petitions that question the exception under Section 375 that allows a man to rape his wife is she is more than 15 years old.
The Madhya Pradesh minister has been disqualified as a legislator for using paid news in his election campaign and not furnishing proper accounts of poll expenses.
Narottam Mishra had challenged the Election Commission’s decision to disqualify him for three years on the charge of paid news.
The police has faced the wrath of the court several times in this case for the manner in which it has been carrying out the probe and the slow progress.
A large part of Ram Jethmalani’s cross examination of Jaitley focused on alleged misappropriation of funds during his time at the DDCA.
A former chief justice of the Himachal high court, she criticised the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.
Senior advocate Ram Jethmalani asked Arun Jaitley a number of tough questions in court, including why he was singling out Arvind Kejriwal.
Saying the Delhi Commission for Women is more responsive than ever before, they accused the Centre of undermining the commission’s autonomy.
Sedition, defamation, censorship, internet shutdowns – the year saw the courts being tested on a range of issues related to the freedom of expression.
Twice in the last three months, the Delhi high court has dealt a blow not only to publishers but also to copyright owners.
In an interview with The Wire, D. Raja talks about the need for electoral reforms, BJP’s varying stance on FCRA when it came to the funding of NGOs and political parties and more.
The court directed the Delhi police force to file a status report within three days.
The Delhi high court dissolved a couple’s marriage on the grounds that the wife’s refusal to have sex with her husband amounted to mental cruelty.
Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw stated that copyright is not a divine right and also lifted the restrictions that were imposed on the shop four years ago.
Khurram Parvez was stopped by immigration officers despite possessing an invitation and visa, detained for 90 minutes and told that orders had come from the Intelligence Bureau
The Congress has hit back with allegations of the BJP waging a vendetta against it and claims that Justice Dhingra compromised his position, nullifying the report’s findings.
A report released by CRY draws a parallel between education and child marriage, claiming the disruption or lack of education as one of the major hurdles in the abolition of child marriage.
The verdict tells voters that choosing a local government is of no use, and that the lieutenant governor is the ruler of Delhi.
While addressing the issue of surge pricing, the court observed that while taxi aggregators like Ola and Uber reduce the pressure on public transport, “a uniform policy must be devised” for regulating them.
The recent high court order vesting all decision-making powers with the lieutenant governor will interrupt the national capital’s progress on all fronts.
Bihar’s lawsuit against Jharkhand, termed by the Supreme Court as a “trivial non-dispute”, stands in stark contrast to Delhi’s suit against the Centre under the same article, in which it seeks a change of status from union territory to state.
What is happening in Delhi because of conflicts between the Lt Governor and the elected government is troubling for Indian democracy
The judgement is a setback to Arvind Kejriwal who was engaged in a war of words with L-G Najeeb Jung
The wrestler failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti Doping Agency, virtually ruling him out of the Rio Olympics next month.
The women and child development minister has responded to a petition by a single mother seeking a passport for her daughter without the name of her husband, who deserted them years ago.
A petition created by a woman whose husband abandoned her and her daughter has encouraged others to share similar experiences, all highlighting archaic and gender-biased rules.
The Kejriwal government had initially moved the Delhi high court, not realising that its claim of Delhi being a state locked in a federal dispute with the Modi government is best heard before the apex court.
The writ petition is a fresh plea in a series to seek the protection of sexual rights by quashing section 377 of the Indian Penal Code.
Law has to be made accessible to the lay person by keeping it short and simple.
The move comes months after the Delhi high court slammed reservation for wards of Group A officers and equating it with discrimination.
The 2014 petition of the Naga human rights activist “in exile” Luingam Luithui in the Delhi High Court to restore his and his wife’s Indian citizenship is slated for a hearing tomorrow