State governments have over the years made changes in remission policies knowing that the criminal justice system has come a long way from using punishment for instilling fear to understanding punishment as a penance that aims to persuade offenders to repent, reform and reconcile. Yet the question that remains unanswered is—will a leopard ever change its spots?
The state’s constant alteration of its liquor policy has resulted in chaos. After the fifth change in its liquor act, it is obvious the state government has no clear policy on curbing rampant alcoholism.
A local court in Bihar has summoned Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to appear before it on April 12 in a 2019 defamation case filed against him by Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi over his remark, "all thieves have Modi surname"
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Union government to file a reply on a public interest litigation (PIL), which alleged that women from marginalised communities in the states of Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan were subjected to illegal and forced hysterectomies