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#Goodnews – SC order to release undertrials will come to aid of Muslim prisoners

Deeptiman Tiwary,TNN | Sep 6, 2014, 06.30 AM IST SC order to release undertrials will come to aid of Muslim prisoners According to data com piled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) for 2012, out of 3.8 lakh prisoners,… Continue Reading →

SC exposes Gujarat Police’s blatant abuse of ‘terror laws’ like POTA and TADA

Nirjhari Sinha July 21, 2014 Recently, Gujarat Police is having a very hard time with the Supreme Court. Judgements after judgements in various ‘terror cases’ are shredding apart the integrity of Gujarat Police and putting a big question mark on their… Continue Reading →

#Goodnews – Finally – Supreme Court grants interim bail to Maudany

KRISHNADAS RAJAGOPAL The HinduAbdul Nazir Maudany. File photo The supreme court on Friday granted one month bail to PDP chief Abdul Nasar Maudany, who has been in Bangalore Central Prison since October 2010. The conditional bail granted was based on… Continue Reading →

Press Release – Shock over SC Remark on Dowry harassment and 498-A #Vaw

AIDWA expresses its deep dismay and shock at the Supreme Court’s remarks in a recent case of dowry harassment that has been reported in the media. While the Court has every right to pass specific orders in a particular case under consideration, there is no reason why they should be extended to all cases of dowry harassment, and made mandatory with threats of contempt of court proceedings in case of non-compliance.  In any case, it is our experience that in several states, there already exist guidelines regarding the manner in which cases of 498A are to be handled. Senior police officers are required to record the reasons for either arresting or not arresting the accused persons after registration of the FIR which are open to the scrutiny of the court. Moreover, the arrest is usually done only after proper investigation in the reported matter.  We therefore believe that the SC order is not based on a proper understanding of the situation and displays a lack of appreciation of ground realities. We are equally disturbed by the comment of the Hon Court that Section 498A is used as a “weapon” by “disgruntled wives.” Such language is demeaning of women who are subjected to extreme forms of violence and does not befit the highest court in the country, from whom we expect protection of basic human rights. We fear it will lend a handle to those retrograde forces in the country who are as it is pushing for weakening this section and making it compoundable and non bailable. Whereas the Court has expressed concern about the “humiliation” of those arrested, we wish to point out that the thousands of women face humiliation and shame because of the physical and mental violence they face day in and day out. Incidentally, as all studies show, only a fraction of them ever reach the police station and even fewer get proper justice from the courts. We appeal to the Hon Judges to review its own order in the light of hard facts gleaned from police stations that indicate that it is actually a disuse and not misuse of the Dowry Prohibition Act and Section 498A of the IPC which is leading to an increase in crimes against women across the country. Sd/- Sd/- Malini Bhattacharya Jagmati Sangwan Related posts “ANYTHING BUT THE TRUTH”-Response to story #SoniSori in Indian Express- WSS (9) ‘Our policy is to ban first and hear later’ (3) ‘I would have lodged an FIR against Narendra Modi… Continue Reading →

Chief Justice of India hits out at Centre

J. VENKATESAN The HinduChief Justice of India R.M. Lodha TOPICS judiciary (system of justice) judge Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha on Tuesday slammed the Centre for unilaterally segregating senior advocate Gopal Subramanium’s name for elevation as a Supreme Court… Continue Reading →

Pune Fergusson College , first in India to acknowledge third gender

AMRUTA BYATNAL In a first, Pune’s Fergusson College has included the option of choosing “transgender” in its application forms for academic programs beginning this year. Encouraged by the Supreme Court’s recognition of the third gender in April this year, the college… Continue Reading →

Borking Gopal Subramanium

  SANJAY HEGDE The Hindu Archives Just as President Reagan’s nomination of Robert Bork to be judge of the U.S. Supreme Court was opposed by Democrats and some Republicans in 1987, Gopal Subramanium’s appointment as judge of the Supreme Court… Continue Reading →

Modi Govt likely to prepare a new industry-friendly Mining law #WTFnews

Govt may bury UPA’s mining law draft Mineral output has been shrinking significantly in recent years due to judicial oversight of mining in key states such as Karnataka, Goa and Odisha. ET SPECIAL: Save precious time tracking your investments NEW… Continue Reading →

PIL filed for scrapping Hindustan Zinc-Vedanta deal

  The PIL filed in the Supreme Court stated that properties of HZL were undervalued and the company sold to Vedanta in 2002 at a throwaway price Twelve years after the government sold its stake in Hindustan Zinc Ltd (HZL)… Continue Reading →

Akshardham Judgment – The Law at Work

Vol – XLIX No. 25, June 21, 2014 | Ravi Nair    The Supreme Court judgment in the Akshardham temple attack case has acquitted six innocent men who were tortured and then made to suffer imprisonment. The Supreme Court has come down… Continue Reading →

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