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Madras HC grants rapist bail for 'mediation': Why this verdict makes a bad joke out of justice

Jun 24, 2015

Madras HC grants rapist bail for 'mediation': Why this verdict makes a bad joke out of justice

A Madras High Court judge granted interim bail to a rapist so that he could engage in 'mediation' with the victim. Here's why this is a mockery of justice. #India #InMyOpinion #Madras High Court #Judiciary #Crime #Rape #Women #Crimes against women #mediation #ADR #Rape victim
Bad day for justice: Jayalalithaa may not be guilty, but the judicial system is

May 11, 2015

Bad day for justice: Jayalalithaa may not be guilty, but the judicial system is

If a painstaking conviction secured after 18 years of hard work can be set aside in eight months, one wonders how the lower judiciary will view the verdict of the Karnataka High Court which acquitted J Jayalalithaa on all counts. #Jayalalithaa #AIADMK #InMyOpinion #Judiciary #Karnataka High Court #NJAC
Why did Salman Khan's trial take so long? Because that's how law works in India

May 07, 2015

Why did Salman Khan's trial take so long? Because that's how law works in India

Salman Khan was alleged to have been driving the car rashly, under the influence of alcohol. After a long-winded series of trials arguments finally concluded in April 2015. #Salman Khan #Judiciary #Indian judiciary #hit-and-run case #2002 Hit-and-run case #30 indian construction workers #Salman Khan case #Salman verdict #Law in Indian
NJAC: SC's mandate is to interpret the constitution, not try and rewrite it

Apr 30, 2015

NJAC: SC's mandate is to interpret the constitution, not try and rewrite it

The SC bench which is examining the validity of the NJAC law should also look at whether its self-created collegium system had breached the constitution's basic features and mandate #InMyOpinion #SC #Supreme Court collegium #NJAC #NJAC Hearings #Judges Case #Executive Versus Judiciary
Govt will not encroach upon judiciary's independence in NJAC issue: Sadanand Gowda

Apr 30, 2015

Govt will not encroach upon judiciary's independence in NJAC issue: Sadanand Gowda

With CJI H L Dattu refusing to be part of a committee to nominate two people to the NJAC, government on Thursday indicated that it will not go ahead with the proposed meeting of the panel as it would mean encroaching upon the independence of judiciary. #NewsTracker #Law #TheySaidIt #Judiciary #Law Ministry #Sadanand Gowda #NJAC
Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Apr 29, 2015

Should CJI HL Dattu defy the law? He has set a bad precedent on NJAC panel issue

Dattu has precipitated a needless constitutional crisis by refusing to head the three-member panel to select two eminent persons to be part of the NJAC, which has the mandate to select and transfer judges. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Government #Chief Justice of India #Judiciary #National Judicial Appointments Commission #NJAC #CJI HL Dattu
Judicial supervision of corruption cases affecting decision making: Jaitley

Apr 27, 2015

Judicial supervision of corruption cases affecting decision making: Jaitley

Judicial supervision of corruption cases is hindering the decision-making process in the government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at the 16th DP Kohli annual lecture, organised by CBI. #Corruption #CBI #TheySaidIt #Arun Jaitley #Judiciary
NJAC case: The slippery slope of the conflict of interest argument

Apr 22, 2015

NJAC case: The slippery slope of the conflict of interest argument

The new laws mandate the creation of a National Judicial Appointments Commission (NJAC) whose members are a mix of judiciary and executive. #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Law #Judiciary #Courts #Constitution #lawyers #Fali Nariman #National Judicial Appointments Commission #Indian courts #NJAC
Egypt's decision to sentence 14 men of Muslim Brotherhood to death is 'blatantly unjust': Human Rights Watch

Apr 13, 2015

Egypt's decision to sentence 14 men of Muslim Brotherhood to death is 'blatantly unjust': Human Rights Watch

Egypt's decision to sentence 14 men to death and jail 37 others accused of ties to the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood was "politically motivated" and "blatantly unjust", Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Sunday. #Egypt #NewsTracker #Cairo #Muslim Brotherhood #Human Rights Watch #Egyptian court #Mohammad Morsi #Egypt Judiciary