Articles by Ajay Kumar
Sep 21, 2017
Karan Joseph death: Judicial inquiry is only way to restore public's faith in India's justice systemOn Wednesday, the investigation into the death of noted Indian pianist Karan Joseph was transferred to the Mumbai Crime Branch.
Sep 15, 2017
No one killed Pehlu Khan: Men named by victim in dying declaration cleared by police, but case is far from closedThe police conducted its investigation, and concluded that there was no case against any of the six men named by Pehlu Khan. However, the police has no powers to pronounce a person guilty or innocent under Indian law
Aug 29, 2017
Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in jail: Reform law to dish out stricter punishments for convicted godmenGurmeet Ram Rahim, the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect was sentenced to two terms of imprisonment to run consecutively for sexually assaulting two of his followers.
Aug 29, 2017
Supreme Court rights old judicial wrongs in landmark Right to Privacy verdict, shows State its rightful placeThe Supreme Court by its decision on Right to Privacy not only restated the liberties and values outlined in the Preamble, but also corrected some past judicial wrongs
Aug 23, 2017
Rohingya Muslims in India Part III: Onus to find a solution to this refugee crisis is on the CentreIndia is home to over 40,000 Rohingya Muslims. The refugees claim they are ethnically Burmese even as the Burmese government denies that claim and says they are not citizens.
Aug 22, 2017
Rohingya Muslims in India Part II: As governments squabble over their post-colonial identity, refugees have nowhere go toEditor's note: Over 40,000 Rohingya live in India as refugees. The Indian government has recently decided to deport them. In part two of this three-part series, Ajay Kumar focusses on their connection with India. Part three looks at the legal trouble India may face regarding their deportation.
Aug 21, 2017
Rohingya Muslims in India Part I: The 'forgotten' partition of 1935 left an entire people in limboEditor's note: Over 40,000 Rohingya live in India as refugees and the Indian government has recently decided to deport them. In a three-part series, Ajay Kumar will examine the origins of these stateless people. Part two will focus on their connection with India and part three will focus on troubles India may face regarding their deportation.
Aug 15, 2017
Gorakhpur is a legal tragedy too: Laws needed to regulate the state's casual attempts at dealing with private vendorsWhen governments enter into contracts, they need to realise that these are not like ordinary contracts. The failure at Gorakhpur is as much a legal and regulatory failure as it is a moral failure.
Aug 10, 2017
System for appointment of senior advocates is biased but the rank is necessary to allow lawyers specialisationSenior advocates have some limitations concerning their practice but they are still necessary.
Aug 08, 2017
Maharashtra board's erasure of Mughals from history books will weaken legacy of Maratha empireAn erasure of Mughals from some parts of the curriculum in education in Maharashtra will not just harm students but also the legacy of the Maratha empire.