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Rights in chains

A recent Calcutta High Court order shows how personal liberties must be allowed to convicts as well. Calculating backwards, one can assume that the huge number of undertrials in Indian jails deserve their liberties too

Tall Claims

A recent case of the Bombay High Court refusing to allow relaxation of height norms for a building near Mumbai’s airports is another example of rules being recklessly flouted by builders 

Critical Criteria

The health ministry has laid down guidelines for ICU admission and discharge in the country and these are based on the severity of organ failure and the necessity for organ support

A Time Of Torment

The Supreme Court, in quashing the remission order of the Gujarat government for 11 convicts, has set a very high standard of justice. Will this be the end to the hapless woman’s woes? By Sujit Bh...

Crime Does Not Pay

The Allahabad High Court directed UP and the state Bar Council to ensure that a person with a criminal case does not get the licence to practice law. But can only an accused be disqualified? Recen...

Protecting Personal Data

India passed its first official enactment on data in the form of the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023, and gradually the rules in its fulfilment are being evaluated. However, there have bee...

Is This A Laughing Matter?

Even as there was furore over MP Kalyan Banerjee’s mimicry of Vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar, he said it was his fundamental right to do so. Can mimicking a target be a potential basis for legal act...

Spot On

A plea in the Delhi High Court has led to “status quo” on the translocation of deer from Deer Park to Rajasthan. Translocation has to be done with care as it could led to the species’ extinction

Capital Conundrum

The Rajya Sabha recently passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2023, which seeks to extend the validity of a central act on unauthorised co...

Wrong assessment of procedure by SC: Fali Nariman

Reactions to the Supreme Court judgment on Article 370 abrogation have been many and diverse. Among such reactions, the voice of Fali Nariman, India’s pre-eminent jurist and constitutional expert has...

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