We are law students of various law schools. As students of law, we are taught in our class rooms that the independence of the judiciary is of utmost importance in protecting the pillars of a democracy.
The arrest of a journalist en route to Hathras has unveiled the draconian features of the Act, under which anyone can be arrested for a period of six months without any proof of anti-national activities. It raises serious questions about violation of human rights.
Even as the world awaits the arrival of a Covid-19 vaccine, the reality is slowly dawning that this deadly virus is likely to stick around for some time, creating havoc. Under these circumstances, how are various courts delivering justice?
While the gangrape and death of a young woman in UP shocked the nation, what numbed it was the heartlessness of the police which cremated her in the dead of night and claimed that she hadn’t even been raped.