Tag: Law

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  • Craven silence

    Craven silence

    Citing the importance of upholding human rights, the law minister appeared to have done well in calling for nationwide judicial and administrative action to ensure that undertrials were not held in custody longer than legally necessary. Alas, the commitment to human rights would appear hollow, and his “appeal” could seem just a cheap way of …

    February 13, 2017
  • Craven silence

    Craven silence

    Citing the importance of upholding human rights, the law minister appeared to have done well in calling for nationwide judicial and administrative action to ensure that undertrials were not held in custody longer than legally necessary. Alas, the commitment to human rights would appear hollow, and his “appeal” could seem just a cheap way of …

    February 13, 2017
  • Craven silence

    Craven silence

    Citing the importance of upholding human rights, the law minister appeared to have done well in calling for nationwide judicial and administrative action to ensure that undertrials were not held in custody longer than legally necessary. Alas, the commitment to human rights would appear hollow, and his “appeal” could seem just a cheap way of …

    February 13, 2017
  • Craven silence

    Craven silence

    Citing the importance of upholding human rights, the law minister appeared to have done well in calling for nationwide judicial and administrative action to ensure that undertrials were not held in custody longer than legally necessary. Alas, the commitment to human rights would appear hollow, and his “appeal” could seem just a cheap way of …

    February 13, 2017
  • The war against terror

    The war against terror

    International terrorism in all forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. The United Nations has repeatedly condemned it in strongest terms and has taken a gamut of steps to curb this growing menace. Defining the term ‘International Terrorism’ has been controversial. There has been a plethora of …

    February 9, 2017
  • Law, Morality and  Indian Politics

    Law, Morality and Indian Politics

    Contra legem facit, qui id facit quod lex prohibit, in fraudem uero, Quisaluis uerbis legis sententiam eius circumuenit One who does what a Statute forbids transgresses the Statute; one who contravenes the intention of a Statute, without disobeying its actual words, commits a fraud on it. It is a mistake to generalise two opposing theories …

    January 11, 2017
  • Law, Morality and  Indian Politics

    Law, Morality and Indian Politics

    Contra legem facit, qui id facit quod lex prohibit, in fraudem uero, Quisaluis uerbis legis sententiam eius circumuenit One who does what a Statute forbids transgresses the Statute; one who contravenes the intention of a Statute, without disobeying its actual words, commits a fraud on it. It is a mistake to generalise two opposing theories …

    January 11, 2017
  • Guilty until proven innocent

    Guilty until proven innocent

    It was the week before Christmas and, like all cities in the Western world, Berlin was lit up, the air was cold and the mood festive. At the Christmas market near the Zoologischer Garten train station, people milled about shopping and enjoying themselves. A short distance away, a Pakistani man named Naved B sat in …

    December 29, 2016
  • Shortage of judges, pendency of cases add to litigants’ woes

    Shortage of judges, pendency of cases add to litigants’ woes

    Even as the focus remains on the shortage of judges in higher courts across the country, it is the lower courts, including the district courts, which are reeling equally under the shortage as well. As per statistics, there is a shortage of over 5,000 judicial officers responsible for delivering justice through subordinate courts. Shortage of …

    December 9, 2016
  • Shortage of judges, pendency of cases add to litigants’ woes

    Shortage of judges, pendency of cases add to litigants’ woes

    Even as the focus remains on the shortage of judges in higher courts across the country, it is the lower courts, including the district courts, which are reeling equally under the shortage as well. As per statistics, there is a shortage of over 5,000 judicial officers responsible for delivering justice through subordinate courts. Shortage of …

    December 9, 2016
  • Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    With Bihar’s law and order situation being hotly debated in the wake of gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin being released on bail, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said law "never fails" due to incidents of crime and appropriate action is taken against criminals. "Does law fails due to incidents of crime? Law never fails. Actions are …

    September 15, 2016
  • Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    Law never fails due to incidents of crime: Nitish

    With Bihar’s law and order situation being hotly debated in the wake of gangster-turned-politician Mohammad Shahabuddin being released on bail, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday said law "never fails" due to incidents of crime and appropriate action is taken against criminals. "Does law fails due to incidents of crime? Law never fails. Actions are …

    September 15, 2016
  • ‘Land acquisition should be within framework of law’

    ‘Land acquisition should be within framework of law’

    Accepting the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Tata Motors’ Nano project case, industrialists and industry lobby groups on Wednesday raised their voice to acquire lands "within framework of law" and after complying "with all regulations". The apex court on Wednesday set aside the land acquisition by the West Bengal government in 2006 asking it to …

    August 31, 2016
  • Respond to validity of new law on dance bars: SC to Maha

    Respond to validity of new law on dance bars: SC to Maha

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday sought the Maharashtra government’s response to a plea challenging the constitutional validity of certain provisions of a new law regulating dance bars in the state. Issuing a notice to the Maharashtra government, the bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice C. Nagappan rejected the state government’s plea that the petitioner, …

    August 30, 2016
  • Raj Relics

    Raj Relics

    Criminal defamation and sedition laws are relics of the colonial era and have no place in free India. The reasonable restrictions to freedom of speech and expression guaranteed by the Constitution are spelt out clearly in Article 19 (2). Criminal defamation and sedition are not among them. Un-noticed by the founding fathers of the Constitution, …

    August 27, 2016
  • DU law students on hunger strike

    DU law students on hunger strike

    DU law students on hunger strike

    August 13, 2016