India Legal has devoted considerable space in this issue to the New Education Policy (NEP) just passed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government. In the midst of his party’s oft-criticised obscurantist agendas, this is a welcome move because it steers clear of ideological shibboleths
The national euphoria during a time when the media is gagging on Covid news is understandable. But the induction of these jets should also help focus national attention on the huge task that still lies ahead in order to equip our armed services with state of the art tools of warfare.
The brutal torture-murder of the father-son duo, P Jayaraj and J Benicks, by the Tuticorin (Tamil Nadu) police and subsequent arrest of some of the alleged perpetrators following a national outrage of protests has focused renewed attention on the latest report of the National Campaign Against Torture
Wrongful prosecution by the police, prison sentences by judges in a hurry or under duress from Executive bullying, incarceration without bail and pending trial are some of the horrors that continue to plague the overburdened and undernourished legal system in India
Institutionalised police brutality is a fact of life in post-independence India. It is the rule rather than the exception and is condoned and even celebrated by the political class cutting across party lines as an effective tool of enforcing law and order and frightening citizens into compliance.
In this week’s edition, we present another thought-provoking piece by Retired Justice Kamaljit Singh Garewal who expertly dissects what the role of a prosecutor should be in the dispensation of justice.
Indian courts, like their sister institutions in countries governed by the rule of law and modern jurisprudence, have been adapting by resorting to virtual trials and hearings, digitisation of rosters, cause lists and case files and video-conferencing.