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Courts
Update

The Supreme Court has received a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the constitutional validity of the Uttar Pradesh Gangster and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act, 1986 (UP Gangsters Act). The PIL has been filed through Advocate-on-Record Ansar Ahmad Chaudhary who challenged the Section 3, 12 and 14 of the Act as well as Rules 16(3), 22, 35, 37(3) and 40 of the 2021 Rules. These sections deal with registration of cases, attachment of properties, investigation a...

Feature

A Much-needed Step

The Bill has attempted to correct the anomalies of the 2019 Bill and includes measures for greater right to privacy and huge penalties for data fiduciaries who fail to take measures against data breaches 

The Truth of the Truth Test

How accurate and legal are polygraph tests? Aftab Poonawala, accused in the murder of Shraddha Walker, underwent a polygraph test at the forensic science laboratory in Delhi. However, assessments of polygraphy by scientific and  government bodies suggest that the test is an imperfect or invalid means of assessing honesty.

Columns

Hope, At Last

With the Court hearing pleas seeking recognition of same-sex  marriages, hopes have been raised for the LGBTQIA+ community. While consensual, private same-sex relationships are legal, marriages are not.

Lawyers and Stress

Performance pressure and high expectations take its toll on lawyers. Practicing law can lead to success, but it also comes with a fair amount of stress. More so, if the lawyer is a woman.

Specials

Government, Judiciary Standoff over Collegium System

The law minister’s comments over the “opacity” of the collegium system has stoked fires once again with the judiciary.

Greased Lightning

During a hearing, the lightning speed with which the present EC was appointed came under the scanner. Is a collegium model of appointment, like that for information commissioners, the answer?

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News
Update

National Human Rights Chairman (NHRC) Justice Arun Mishra has said that the Commission does not need extra powers. Speaking to India Legal in an exclusive interview, Justice Mishra held that 95 percent of recommendation made by the Commission was endorsed by the government. As per the NHRC Chairman, the rights body has powers to initiate probe and an independent investigative team, which has cracked many significant cases in the past. The statement of Justice Mishra gains significance...
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