The Data Protection Bill has been in the pipeline for a couple of years and it is a mystery when it will become an Act. Justice BN Srikrishna had led the committee that drafted the Personal Data Protection Bill.
As protests subsume India, the above question is being increasingly asked. While we are a democracy, we haven’t got it right as critics are put in detention, dissent silenced and majoritarian tactics used.
A judge is defined as “a public officer appointed to decide cases in a law court”. A modest, succinct definition. Ever since man created books of statutes, there have been judges to interpret them in the adversarial system of law that we have in most parts of the world.
Recent custodial deaths show that despite the laws of arrest being stringent in India, there are few safeguards like abroad. An effective legal system, education and good pay could mitigate police violence
The case of British backpacker Grace Millane, who was murdered in Auckland, New Zealand, after a Tinder date in December 2018, triggered UK’s draft Domestic Abuse Bill which has now returned to Parliament.