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...
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
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.
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.
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...