As an increasing number of political prisoners and activists are being put to jail, it seems like history repeating itself. Political persecution is a real threat to democracy and needs to be curtailed.
In September 2020, the brutal rape and murder of a young woman in Hathras shocked the nation. Some 27 years earlier, another similar rape occurred. Both are mirror images in terms of the crime and legal implications.
Reports suggest that as many as five million legal cases criminal and civil have been delayed by measures to fight the pandemic. That has affected everyone from advocates to judges to prisoners, litigants seeking redress and aspiring law graduates.
There is criticism about the state approving a bill giving 75 percent reservation to Haryanvis in the private sector in certain jobs as it is unconstitutional and will be a death knell for industry in a competitive world.