The apex court order to have CCTVs in the centres may be an attempt to check police brutality, but it is not practical as torture often takes place in barracks, quarters and safe houses away from cameras.
A recent case in Haryana confirms that abetment to suicide is a very dubious section. In many cases, causes of suicide are psychological and societal and should be dealt with accordingly and legal tests should be used before prosecution.
The apex court has disapproved of the way in which the Shaheen Bagh protests took place and ruled that such agitations must be in designated areas alone and public spaces cannot be occupied indefinitely.
The death of a Dalit woman and the disposal of her body in Uttar Pradesh have shown a force that is brutal and insensitive. The best practices of civilised societies should be followed for people to trust the police again.
A new order of the apex court attempts to clean the rot in public life and punish politicians who have criminal cases against them. It is also time the Court protects witnesses who have testified against them.