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Bombay HC – Maharashtra Govt consensual party in custodial death

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday came down heavily on the state government for its failure to curb custodial deaths and remarked that the government seems to be a consensual party to such incidents as it has failed to take… Continue Reading →

India can’t claim UN Seat withour repealing #AFSPA

Irom Sharmila appeared in the Delhi Court on 6th AND 7TH October for the trial of the 2006 Jantar Mantar Case where Delhi Police lodged a case against her in section 309 of attempt to suicide. During the hearing, she reiterated… Continue Reading →

Chhattisgarh’s torture cells exposed – ST panel issues notice to DGP to lodge formal complaint

 VIDYA VENKAT Special Arrangement Kawasi Hidme suffered at the hands of the police during her illegal detention for seven years in Chhattisgarh prisons. Commission has recommended immediate action be taken against police who committed atrocities against the adivasi woman. Taking suo… Continue Reading →

 India vs Abolitionist Countries #DeathPenalty

  The Law Commission of India in its “Report No.262: The Death Penalty” of August 2015 recommended that “the death penalty be abolished for all crimes other than terrorism related offences and waging war. Although there is no valid penological justification… Continue Reading →

Sinister cell: How Delhi police created fake terrorists #WTFnews

ICD/CATCH NEWS FAKE TERROR CASES SUHAS MUNSHI@suhasmunshi |28 September 2015 It was supposed to fight terror, instead the Delhi police‘s Special Cell started creating fake terrorists. It must now answer to the law. On 18 September, the NIA declared the… Continue Reading →

The Black Panthers are Back

byReese Erlich Charles Bursey hands plate of food to a child seated at Free Breakfast Program run by the Black Panthers. (Photo: Courtesy of Pirkle Jones and Ruth-Marion Baruch)   Seeing a documentary on the Black Panthers while sitting next to… Continue Reading →

Watch  Film Court, HC tells cops after releasing Maruti Kurwatkar

Vaibhav Ganjapure | Oct 1, 2015, 03.53 AM IST Nagpur: In a big respite for alleged Naxal leader Maruti Kurwatkar, the Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court on Wednesday ordered his release, while censuring Gadchiroli police for not following procedures while rearresting him…. Continue Reading →

#ModiFail- India clamping down on critics of Narendra Modi

Setalvad, a vocal Modi critic, had her home and office raided in July by investigators searching for evidence of embezzlement, and one prosecutor has called for her arrest, describing her as a threat to national security. (PTI) It takes courage… Continue Reading →

Mumbai defendants’ trial by media

By Dilnaz Boga Jama Masjid is the largest Mosque of India. Shashwat Nagpal under a Creative Commons Licence Dilnaz Boga reflects on why the guilty verdict against the 12 accused is itself suspect. As the convictions were delivered last week in the court case… Continue Reading →

It’s Time to Put an End to Maharashtra’s Love Affair with the Law of Sedition

BY SANJAY HEGDE ON 09/09/2015 • Outside the central courtroom of the Bombay High Court stands a marble plaque inscribed with the following words – “In spite of the verdict of the jury, I still maintain that I am innocent. There are higher… Continue Reading →

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