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Vice President Venkiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu seeks splitting of Supreme Court, setting up Regional Benches

The Vice President M Venkiah Naidu has said that for speedy disposal of cases, it was imperative that the Supreme Court be bifurcated to...
Delhi High Court

Testimony of the Prosecutrix is creditworthy, reliable & has a Ring of Truth in...

“Testimony of the Prosecutrix is creditworthy, reliable & has a Ring of Truth in it, which itself is sufficient to establish the case of...
Delhi High Court

U/S 306 IPC would not ipso facto amount to an acquittal or discharge U/S...

“An acquittal or discharge under Section 306 IPC would not ipso facto amount to an acquittal or discharge under Section 498A IPC. Ingredients of...

Outdated Laws: Old is Not Gold

Above: AISA activists raising slogans during their march to Parliament for the release of then JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar in New Delhi (file pic)/Photo:UNI The...
What’s the Hurry?

What’s the Hurry?

~By Inderjit Badhwar The issue of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies continues to hog the headlines as India inches closer...
Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Stating there are hindrances to any endeavours to institute a uniform civil code, Law Commission favours reforms within existing personal and...
Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Keep amendments to the Constitution bare minimum, elections for Lok Sabha and 12 state assemblies can be held simultaneously to start with, says law...
Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Berating the country, or a particular aspect of it, cannot and should not be treated as sedition; avoid unwarranted restrictions on free speech, says...
A step towards the goal of legalising betting

A step towards the goal of legalising betting

The latest report by the Law Commission of India has recommended that betting be made legal; this can stop criminal activity and open doors...
Civil court lawyers protesting against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017, in Ranchi (file pic)/Photo: UNI

Law Commission: The Quiet Reformer

Above: Civil court lawyers protesting against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017, in Ranchi (file pic)/Photo: UNI Though the Law Commission’s voluminous reports are not binding...
Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC issues notice

Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC...

A PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, claiming that...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

(L to R) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; the Supreme Court of India; Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next in line to become CJI With...
uniform civil code

Law Commission wants suggestions on uniform civil code

The Law Commission of India has issued a public notice (see below), asking for suggestions from the public on the issue of uniform civil...
Appointment of Judges: Easing the Burden

Easing the Burden

Above: Lawyers and litigants discussing cases at a Gurgaon district court/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could increase the number of judges in high...
Lawyers of Patna High Court protesting against the proposed Advocates Amendment Bill/Photo: UNI

Striking Conclusions

Above: Lawyers of Patna High Court protesting against the proposed Advocates Amendment Bill/Photo: UNI The Bar Council sub-committee’s reasons for rejecting the Law Commission report...
PEOPLE POWER VERSUS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

PEOPLE POWER VS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar To be fair to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the proposal to hold national and state elections simultaneously preceded his recent public advocacy...
DEATH SENTENCES—WHAT THE JUDGES FEEL

DEATH SENTENCES—WHAT THE JUDGES FEEL

~By Inderjit Badhwar In 2014, I made a courtesy call on then Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam who was due to retire in a...
Beneficiaries of an anti-leprosy project raise awareness about the disease on World Leprosy Day in India. Photo: leprosymission.org.uk

Stop the stigma

Above: Beneficiaries of an anti-leprosy project raise awareness about the disease on World Leprosy Day in India. Photo: leprosymission.org.uk A petition has sought the...
The bill has been welcomed by Muslim women, especially those who have fought a long battle against talaq-ul-biddat, as well as Muslim men advocating reform. Photo: Anil Shakya

Triple Talaq Draft Bill Shrouded in Secrecy

Above: The bill has been welcomed by Muslim women, especially those who have fought a long battle against talaq-ul-biddat, as well as Muslim men...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Obsolete Legislations: Outlawing Laws

The Winter Session of Parliament will see some long-delayed action, as states respond to the centre’s appeal to move fast on repealing or amending...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

There was a shocking admission by a former CBI officer last week regarding the investigation the country’s premier agency conducted in the Rajiv Gandhi...
FORENSIC TOOL FOR FASTER JUSTICE

FORENSIC TOOL FOR FASTER JUSTICE

~By Inderjit Badhwar A well-known senior high court judge recently confided that one reason that the Indian judicial system often fails the litmus test of...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Custodial torture: Law commission report makes strong observations

The Law Commission’s 273rd Report asks the government to put a stop to endemic torture ~By Venkatasubramanian It does not require a compilation of a...
Uttar Pradesh Mahila Congress workers holding a silent protest over Bulandshahr gangrape, in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Constitution Bench: Fixing Responsibility

The Supreme Court tackles a contentious issue—what action to take against those in authority making irresponsible statements. With hate speech on the rise, the...
PIL for change of death sentence from hanging to less cruel ones, SC issues notice

PIL for change of death sentence from hanging to less cruel ones, SC issues...

The Supreme Court on Friday (October 6) admitted a PIL by Rishi Malhotra, asking for the death by hanging sentence to be changed to more scientific...
Made in heaven, Certified on Earth

Made in heaven, Certified on Earth

The Law Commission has recommended that a marriage certificate be made mandatory to give weddings legal sanctity. Will this clash with existing family laws...
Lawyers burn a copy of the Law Commission’s recommendations in Delhi on April 21. Photo: Anil Shakya

Advocates Act: Bridge over Troubled Waters

The Bar Council of India’s agitation against the Law Commission’s draft bill to amend this Act has been withdrawn following government assurances but concerns...
BJP candidate from Nawada Parliamentary constituency Giriraj Singh flashes a victory sign after being granted bail in a case of alleged hate speech in Patna. Photo: UNI

Hate Speech: An Uneasy Compromise

The Law Commission’s recommendations on hate speech and the Apex Court hearing on free speech revive an old debate  ~By VenkatasubramanianIt is not as...
Lawyers in Delhi struck work recently over the Law Commission’s recommendations

Advocates’ Act: Tussle over Rights

The Law Commission’s Bill to amend this Act has led to protests and a sense of grievance among sections of the judiciary    ~By Venkatasubramanian In...
Lawyers raising slogans during a protest march in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

BCI suggests stringent rules for Advocates Act

The increasing lawlessness and other aberrations shown by advocates had prompted the Supreme Court to ask the Law Commission to review the Advocates Act....
Afghan refugees arrive at the Greek island of Kos on an overcrowded dinghy. Photo: UNI

IMMIGRANTS HAVE RIGHTS

~By Inderjit BadhwarIt is ironical that in today’s world, which has been shaped by waves upon waves of human migrations over the millennia, “immigration”...
The rice biryani might have mercury and aluminium phosphide from tablets that are used as fumigants in rice bags and are poisonous. Photo: karimbiryani.com

Poison on your plate

The Law Commission has recommended stringent punishment for adulterators and sent these to the Supreme Court for consideration ~By Ramesh MenonHungry kya? Food often sets...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...

'Law Commission' - 34 News Results

Vice President Venkiah Naidu

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu seeks splitting of Supreme Court, setting up Regional Benches

The Vice President M Venkiah Naidu has said that for speedy disposal of cases, it was imperative that the Supreme Court be bifurcated to...
Delhi High Court

Testimony of the Prosecutrix is creditworthy, reliable & has a Ring of Truth in...

“Testimony of the Prosecutrix is creditworthy, reliable & has a Ring of Truth in it, which itself is sufficient to establish the case of...
Delhi High Court

U/S 306 IPC would not ipso facto amount to an acquittal or discharge U/S...

“An acquittal or discharge under Section 306 IPC would not ipso facto amount to an acquittal or discharge under Section 498A IPC. Ingredients of...

Outdated Laws: Old is Not Gold

Above: AISA activists raising slogans during their march to Parliament for the release of then JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar in New Delhi (file pic)/Photo:UNI The...
What’s the Hurry?

What’s the Hurry?

~By Inderjit Badhwar The issue of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assemblies continues to hog the headlines as India inches closer...
Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

Uniform Civil Code neither necessary, nor desirable: Law Commission

By Puneet Nicholas Yadav Stating there are hindrances to any endeavours to institute a uniform civil code, Law Commission favours reforms within existing personal and...
Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Law Commission echoes Modi-Shah on simultaneous polls but seeks further debate

Keep amendments to the Constitution bare minimum, elections for Lok Sabha and 12 state assemblies can be held simultaneously to start with, says law...
Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Rethink sedition law; right to offend part of free speech: Law Commission

Berating the country, or a particular aspect of it, cannot and should not be treated as sedition; avoid unwarranted restrictions on free speech, says...
A step towards the goal of legalising betting

A step towards the goal of legalising betting

The latest report by the Law Commission of India has recommended that betting be made legal; this can stop criminal activity and open doors...
Civil court lawyers protesting against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017, in Ranchi (file pic)/Photo: UNI

Law Commission: The Quiet Reformer

Above: Civil court lawyers protesting against the Advocates (Amendment) Bill 2017, in Ranchi (file pic)/Photo: UNI Though the Law Commission’s voluminous reports are not binding...
Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC issues notice

Declare law on death for rape of under 12-yr-olds void, demands PIL; Delhi HC...

A PIL has been filed before the Delhi High Court bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, claiming that...
Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

Justice Ranjan Gogoi’s Appointment: To Be, Or Not To Be

(L to R) Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra; the Supreme Court of India; Justice Ranjan Gogoi, the next in line to become CJI With...
uniform civil code

Law Commission wants suggestions on uniform civil code

The Law Commission of India has issued a public notice (see below), asking for suggestions from the public on the issue of uniform civil...
Appointment of Judges: Easing the Burden

Easing the Burden

Above: Lawyers and litigants discussing cases at a Gurgaon district court/Photo: Anil Shakya In a move that could increase the number of judges in high...
Lawyers of Patna High Court protesting against the proposed Advocates Amendment Bill/Photo: UNI

Striking Conclusions

Above: Lawyers of Patna High Court protesting against the proposed Advocates Amendment Bill/Photo: UNI The Bar Council sub-committee’s reasons for rejecting the Law Commission report...
PEOPLE POWER VERSUS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

PEOPLE POWER VS SIMULTANEOUS ELECTIONS

~By Inderjit Badhwar To be fair to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the proposal to hold national and state elections simultaneously preceded his recent public advocacy...
DEATH SENTENCES—WHAT THE JUDGES FEEL

DEATH SENTENCES—WHAT THE JUDGES FEEL

~By Inderjit Badhwar In 2014, I made a courtesy call on then Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam who was due to retire in a...
Beneficiaries of an anti-leprosy project raise awareness about the disease on World Leprosy Day in India. Photo: leprosymission.org.uk

Stop the stigma

Above: Beneficiaries of an anti-leprosy project raise awareness about the disease on World Leprosy Day in India. Photo: leprosymission.org.uk A petition has sought the...
The bill has been welcomed by Muslim women, especially those who have fought a long battle against talaq-ul-biddat, as well as Muslim men advocating reform. Photo: Anil Shakya

Triple Talaq Draft Bill Shrouded in Secrecy

Above: The bill has been welcomed by Muslim women, especially those who have fought a long battle against talaq-ul-biddat, as well as Muslim men...
Photo: Anil Shakya

Obsolete Legislations: Outlawing Laws

The Winter Session of Parliament will see some long-delayed action, as states respond to the centre’s appeal to move fast on repealing or amending...
Illustration by Anthony Lawrence

CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS

There was a shocking admission by a former CBI officer last week regarding the investigation the country’s premier agency conducted in the Rajiv Gandhi...
FORENSIC TOOL FOR FASTER JUSTICE

FORENSIC TOOL FOR FASTER JUSTICE

~By Inderjit Badhwar A well-known senior high court judge recently confided that one reason that the Indian judicial system often fails the litmus test of...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Custodial torture: Law commission report makes strong observations

The Law Commission’s 273rd Report asks the government to put a stop to endemic torture ~By Venkatasubramanian It does not require a compilation of a...
Uttar Pradesh Mahila Congress workers holding a silent protest over Bulandshahr gangrape, in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Constitution Bench: Fixing Responsibility

The Supreme Court tackles a contentious issue—what action to take against those in authority making irresponsible statements. With hate speech on the rise, the...
PIL for change of death sentence from hanging to less cruel ones, SC issues notice

PIL for change of death sentence from hanging to less cruel ones, SC issues...

The Supreme Court on Friday (October 6) admitted a PIL by Rishi Malhotra, asking for the death by hanging sentence to be changed to more scientific...
Made in heaven, Certified on Earth

Made in heaven, Certified on Earth

The Law Commission has recommended that a marriage certificate be made mandatory to give weddings legal sanctity. Will this clash with existing family laws...
Lawyers burn a copy of the Law Commission’s recommendations in Delhi on April 21. Photo: Anil Shakya

Advocates Act: Bridge over Troubled Waters

The Bar Council of India’s agitation against the Law Commission’s draft bill to amend this Act has been withdrawn following government assurances but concerns...
BJP candidate from Nawada Parliamentary constituency Giriraj Singh flashes a victory sign after being granted bail in a case of alleged hate speech in Patna. Photo: UNI

Hate Speech: An Uneasy Compromise

The Law Commission’s recommendations on hate speech and the Apex Court hearing on free speech revive an old debate  ~By VenkatasubramanianIt is not as...
Lawyers in Delhi struck work recently over the Law Commission’s recommendations

Advocates’ Act: Tussle over Rights

The Law Commission’s Bill to amend this Act has led to protests and a sense of grievance among sections of the judiciary    ~By Venkatasubramanian In...
Lawyers raising slogans during a protest march in New Delhi. Photo: UNI

BCI suggests stringent rules for Advocates Act

The increasing lawlessness and other aberrations shown by advocates had prompted the Supreme Court to ask the Law Commission to review the Advocates Act....
Afghan refugees arrive at the Greek island of Kos on an overcrowded dinghy. Photo: UNI

IMMIGRANTS HAVE RIGHTS

~By Inderjit BadhwarIt is ironical that in today’s world, which has been shaped by waves upon waves of human migrations over the millennia, “immigration”...
The rice biryani might have mercury and aluminium phosphide from tablets that are used as fumigants in rice bags and are poisonous. Photo: karimbiryani.com

Poison on your plate

The Law Commission has recommended stringent punishment for adulterators and sent these to the Supreme Court for consideration ~By Ramesh MenonHungry kya? Food often sets...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
Justice Santosh Hegde

Today, Society Only Respects Money and Power: Justice Santosh Hegde

JUSTICE SANTOSH HEGDE is a respected former judge of the Supreme Court. He has also served as Solicitor General of India and Lokayukta for...

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