On the anniversary of Afzal Guru’s hanging return questions that have remained unanswered, questions that we refuse to face.
A reporter’s account of what transpired in Hyderabad Central University when Dalit students tried to commemorate Rohith Vemula’s death anniversary.
The Ministry of Home Affairs suspended the Lawyers Collective’s registration on June 1.
Giving a point-by-point rebuttal to the charges levelled against it, the Lawyers Collective said all foreign contribution received by it “were spent for the purposes received and accounted for”.
Ujjwal Nikam understood the importance of moulding, manipulating and manufacturing public opinion by pandering to the majority’s prejudices.
New Delhi: The Law Commission’s recent report recommending the abolition of the death penalty except for cases related to terror and ‘waging war’ ignores a critical fact – that to fight terror, it might be more practical to do away with the death penalty. The Law Commission was […]
UN court asks India and Italy to suspend all proceedings concerning Italian marines case The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) has put a “status quo” in the Italian marines case and asked both countries to suspend all court proceedings and refrain from initiating new […]
By hearing only the businessmen guilty of the Uphaar fire—and not the victims or the CBI—in deciding to let the Ansal brothers off without imprisonment, the Supreme Court upended a basic principle of natural justice.
In the nationalist movement, Gandhi alone posed the idea of justice on the Hindu-Muslim question, outside the language of law.
India still not sure about WW-II parade China is set to host a large parade marking 70 years of the Allied victory in World War II at Tiananmen Square on the 3rd of September. Several countries have been invited to attend this large celebration. India’s attendance is, however, […]
The Indian Express has an intriguing story today about an offer the gangster-turned terrorist Dawood Ibrahim apparently made in 2013 to return to India to stand trial for his role in the bombings that took the lives of 257 innocent people in Bombay on March 12, 1993. According to […]
The show-cause notices issued to three private TV channels for their coverage of the Yakub Memon execution have no basis in law and raise disturbing questions about freedom of expression in the country.
On August 8, the Editors Guild of India condemned the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s issuing show-cause notices to three TV news channels for their coverage related to Yakub Memon’s hanging, terming the action as “shocking” and called for an immediate withdrawal of the notices. The Guild’s President N. […]
We are not even prepared to recognise the gravity of the crime of communal violence and treat it on par with terrorism, let alone adopt legal remedies to deal with it.
Memon’s execution has shown how the inheritors of the Dharmashastra – which lays emphasis on prayaschitta or atonement as a means to become “divine” – need only the minimal incitement provided by media hype to become bloodthirsty.
Yakub Memon became the third terror convict to have been sent to the gallows in the last four years
New Delhi: With President Pranab Mukherjee rejecting the mercy petition filed by Yakub Memon – given the death penalty for his role in the 1993 terrorist bombings in Bombay – lawyers representing him are moving the Supreme Court to insist his execution, set for July 30, must be delayed by […]
New Delhi: A group of eminent citizens seeking the commutation of Yakub Memon’s death sentence are seeking an urgent 11th hour meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee to urge that he consider a new mercy petition the death row prisoner has filed on the night of July 28. In this petition, Memon […]
It is the silences that attend media coverage of Yakub Memon’s impending execution and not the Shiv Sena’s aggressive calls for his hanging that hold a mirror to Indian democracy most clearly. Leading national dailies carry photos of mangled bomb blast sites and interview those affected, as if to […]
This is the text of the letter Gopalkrishna Gandhi, ex-West Bengal Governor and former Secretary to President K.R. Narayanan (1997-2002), has sent to President Pranab Mukherjee today, July 29, 2015: At this point in time, when the nation is paying solemn tribute to former President (Dr.) APJ Abdul […]
The Supreme Court must heed the voices calling for a halt to the impending execution of Yakub Memon.
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has referred to a larger bench the plea of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon seeking stay of his scheduled execution on July 30 in 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Justices A R Dave and Kurian Joseph differed on the issue of entertaining the plea of Memon, […]
New Delhi: Uncertainty continued on Monday over whether Yakub Memon, the sole 1993 Mumbai blasts convict on death row, will be hanged on July 30, with the Supreme Court asking Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to clarify today the rules relating to curative petitions, the last judicial remedy in law.A […]
He is guilty, but only of playing a peripheral role in the 1993 terrorist bombings. Hanging him serves no purpose other than satisfying the blood lust of society