The path-breaking HC verdict that states that silence cannot be taken as proof of consensual sex will help to get justice for many rape victims

Consensual Sex Vs Rape: Defending Her Honour

In a landmark case that will help rape victims, the Delhi High Court said that the silence of a woman cannot be taken as...
A Mahila Mandal in progress in Durgaganj, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: UNI

Section 56 of CPC: Lend Her a Helping Hand

Above: A Mahila Mandal in progress in Durgaganj, Uttar Pradesh. Photo: UNI Poor women and widows are often at the mercy of small and micro-loan...
Uniform Civil Code: One Nation, One Law?

Uniform Civil Code: One Nation, One Law?

Above: By taking up the issue of female genital mutilation practised by the Bohra community, the apex court has shown that it is treading...
Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur

Salary Hike for Judges: Money Matters

Above: Judges of the Supreme Court and 24 high courts are all set to get a well-earned raise. Photo: Bhavana Gaur The government is all...
judge illustration

Can Judges Get Blanket Protection? 

While the Judges Protection Act of 1985 gives protection to judges for acts done during the discharge of their duties, they are also made...
SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

SC/STs: No Rights in Two States

Above: Dalit organisations agitating for their rights. The SC verdict on caste status vis-a-vis states is another discerning pronouncement/Photo: UNI While a Supreme Court judgment...
Law Officers: Short Sighted

Law Officers: Short Sighted

With vacancies in the government’s legal team remaining unfilled for several months, it is not clear how the centre hopes to fulfil its litigation...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

Abetment to Suicide: Stop the Blame Game!

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence Coming to the rescue of those accused, courts have said they cannot be held responsible for the acts of the...
(Left) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Rajeev Dhavan 

“A Lawyer Should Not Try to Browbeat a Judge”

Above: (Left) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Rajeev Dhavan  Recently, while a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court was hearing the contentious...
Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned

Stone-pelters: Leave No Stone Unturned!

Above: A Palestinian protester in the West Bank town of Bethlehem uses a slingshot to throw a stone at Israeli troops/Photo: UNIterrorist Though India has...

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