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An Epic Song of Darkness: Mahmood Farooqui reviews Tarun Tejpal’s new novel

Tarun J Tejpal’s book is set in an unnamed world of iron bars, but it is not a prison novel. It is a novel about politics, law, love, society, cops, media and the million mutinies that rage around us. It is a monumental work, an audacious ode to the human spirit.

The Row over Death

The capital punishment debate took a new turn when the Supreme Court said that it will rationalise the sentencing process. What ails the judgment process? Why is the death sentence a dilemma for the judges?

“Try Hate Speech Crimes in Military Courts”

Hate speeches have become the norm over the last few years. Recently, the Delhi Police told the Supreme Court that there was no anti-Muslim hate speech by Sudarshan TV editor-in-chief Suresh Chavhank...

Timely Intervention

The role of the central investigative agencies is under a harsh spotlight. The blatant misuse of probe agencies has not only created a fear psychosis amongst the Opposition leaders, but it has also raised the issue of violation of human rights and misuse of government powers for achieving narrow, selfish ends.

“There Will be Zero Tolerance for Corruption”

I never thought that I would be given an opportunity to serve people outside Jharkhand, post-retirement. So naturally, when I got the offer for this post, it was a surprise for me. Nonetheless, I see it as a God-given opportunity to serve the people of Delhi and I accept it with all humility.

The impunity of marital rape

As per Exception 2 to Section 375[1] (“the Exception”), Indian Penal Code, 1860 (“IPC”), any man who indulges in sexual activity with his own wife (the wife not being under eighteen years of age) will not be constituted as an offence of rape.

Building Hope

Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana’s dream project, the National Judicial Infrastructure Authority of India (NJIAI), now seems set to become a reality. The aim of the NJIAI is to upgrade and refurbish the judicial infrastructure of courts.

The Age-old Question

ot only on the arithmetic, but also on commitment and motivation. The number of judges in India is abysmally less as a ratio to its population. The judge-population ratio in India, as of today, is 20 judges per 10 lakh people which is the lowest in the world.

Pending disputes are like unhealed wounds, says Justice UU Lalit

Supreme Court judge Justice Uday Umesh Lalith, also the Executive Chairman of the National Legal Services Authority, stressed upon the benefits of ADR vis-à-vis the normal court apparatus, which is being burdened with arrears to dispose of matters within time.

We are already late in providing requisite impetus to ADR, says Justice AM Khanwilkar

Shortcomings in infrastructure and lack of awareness pushing ADR into slow trajectory,"observed Justice A.M. Khanwilkar at the 2nd Justice J.S. Verma Memorial ADR & Client Counselling Competition 2022.

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