The Supreme Court recently directed the centre and all state governments to ensure complete eradication of the practice of manual scavenging while dealing with deaths occurring in sewers. The Court held that it was the centuries-old stigmatising social practices that led to the deprivation of scavengers to such levels that they were not even recognised as human beings. Regrettably, manual scavenging still persists despite many legislations
The initiative to bring new criminal codes may be an important step to decolonize the law, but it must be comparatively analyzed with respect to existing criminal codes to understand the continuity and disjunction from the existing colonial nature of law. Decolonization of law would be a symbolic gesture if criminal codes in India do not find their historical roots and restore the compassionate ethics emerged and progressed from the spiritual traditions
If secularism is part of the basic structure of Indian constitution and our democracy, then the question arises why has the enactment and implementation of the Uniform Civil Code taken a back seat till now? If secularism is to be acceptable by all, so should be the Uniform Civil Code.
There is no wonder in Justice BV Nagarathna saying that fraternity is not properly understood. Modern India has increasingly seen a declining spirit of fraternity and rising indifference towards injustice as seen in the wrestlers’ issue