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Lynching: Read Jaising’s written submissions

The submissions by Jaising, drafted by Warisha and Shadan Farasat (and team) trace the history of lynching from the time when it was prevalent in the United States as a measure to impose segregation and subordination of African Americans to what’s happening now in India against mainly Muslims and Dalits.

July 11,2018

Voices Against Section 377

Ashok Rao Kavi on Section 377

Anand Grover talks to Ashoka Kavi Rao on his life experiences as a gay man in India and the hope of seeing Section 377 read down.

July 10,2018

Civil Society

NLU Delhi students condemn attack on Sudha Bharadwaj

As students who have interacted with her in these months, both professionally and personally, we are pained and also shocked to witness this disgusting attempt to attack a pro-people and humble personality, by peddling lies and malicious propaganda on national television.

July 10,2018

Education

DUTA pans MHRD largesse for ‘Jio Institute’

Jio Institute has no record of academic or socially relevant accomplishments. The inclusion of clauses which allow paper proposals to qualify as an Eminent Institution is an academic corruption of highest order. It is turning a government scheme as a promotion for a private player.

July 10,2018

Death Penalty

SC rejects Nirbhaya rapist’s review plea

The bench comprising of the Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices R Banumathi and Ashok Bhushan, found no grounds in the petition which would have invoked the Court’s review jurisdiction as per Article 137 of the Constitution read in consonance with Order XLVII, Rule 1 of the Supreme Court Rules, 2013.

July 10,2018

Section 377

#NoSection377: Live updates from SC

The five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court, presided over by Chief Justice of India, Dipak Misra will begin hearing of batch of petitions challenging section 377 of IPC which criminalises and penalises what it terms an “unnatural offence”, insofar as provision adversely affect consensual relations between adults.

July 10,2018

Transparency and Accountability

SC likes Jaising’s live-streaming plea

A three-judge bench comprising CJI Dipak Misra, Justices Khanwilkar and Chandrachud noted such measures as being ‘the need the hour’ in lieu of transparency and the right to know.

July 9,2018

Case update

FGM: What about bodily integrity of a woman?

Senior Advocate Indira Jaising, representing an intervenor, Masooma, submitted the activity to be crime under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 as well as the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO Act) 2012.

July 9,2018

Civil Society

Former bureaucrats condemn Jayant Sinha

'We demand the immediate resignation/removal of Jayant Sinha from the Council of Ministers and an apology to the people of India from the party he represents for brazenly sympathising with those convicted of murder.'

July 9,2018

Case update

Justice Goel appointed NGT chairperson

Post-retirement appointment of justices has come under heavy scrutiny over ethical compunctions, even though it's strictly legal.

July 6,2018

Social Justice

Acid attack: Delhi HC notice to Centre, AIIMS

The matter was heard by Justice P S Teji, who during the course of the hearing, observed that in case the petitioner succeeds in the case, her candidature will be considered under the physically handicapped (PH) category.

July 6,2018

Judiciary

Good, bad and Justice Goel

Whether it was the order favouring video recording of court proceedings, or the one allowing entry of people belonging to all faiths into Puri’s Jagannath temple, or the one diluting the provisions of the SC/ST Act and that of Section 498A — Justice Goel’s tenure resulted in discursive changes.

July 6,2018

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