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Delhi gangrape case: Reducing juvenile age is pointless, so is media trial

Feb 25, 2013

Delhi gangrape case: Reducing juvenile age is pointless, so is media trial

Media cannot pretend to be delivering justice. Tinkering with juvenile age will not reduce crime as long as our criminal reforms system remains counter-productive. #OnOurMind #Juvenile Justice Act #Delhi gangrape casem #Media Trial
Why India doesn't need to change its rape law

Feb 03, 2013

Why India doesn't need to change its rape law

What is the reason the Cabinet is now seeking death for some rapists? It isn't rising crime, as the data shows. It is bullying by the media, and the fantastic idea that legislation can solve our problems. #InMyOpinion #Delhi gangrape case #Justice Verma Committee Report
Delhi gangrape: Is it time to lower the age of juveniles?

Jan 29, 2013

Delhi gangrape: Is it time to lower the age of juveniles?

Justice Verma's recommendations should be adopted as sensible reform. But we can still debate how best to prosecute, punish and rehabilitate those under the age of 18. #InMyOpinion #Delhi gangrape case #juvenile accused
Everyone deserves a lawyer - even those accused in Delhi gangrape case

Jan 07, 2013

Everyone deserves a lawyer - even those accused in Delhi gangrape case

With the legal case now being made, gradually, against the Delhi rape suspects, it is vital the justice system and society as a whole do whatever necessary to ensure fair trials. #HowThisWorks #Defence #lawyers #Delhi gangrape case #Saket Bar Association
Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Jan 04, 2013

Why protests don't end up in change: We need more wonks

Everyone in India should ask why the policy wonks are so interested in health, education and welfare programmes, and so disengaged with basic public good. #Crony capitalism #HowThisWorks #Delhi gangrape #Great smog
Explaining the sound of Indian leaders' silence

Dec 31, 2012

Explaining the sound of Indian leaders' silence

All the protesters of the Delhi gangrape seemed to want is to talk, be heard. Seemed like the obvious thing to do. But no one did. #InMyOpinion #parliament #Protests #MPs #ministers #Delhi gangrape
Imagining a better 2013 for women the world over

Dec 29, 2012

Imagining a better 2013 for women the world over

Even if there were more convictions in rape cases, it would be unlikely to prevent the crimes - we need to change minds and the choices they make. #InMyOpinion #Employment #Rape #Women #Delhi gangrape #2013 #Rights
Notes from hell: Ah, such deceit and chicanery...

Dec 29, 2012

Notes from hell: Ah, such deceit and chicanery...

Will we really do something now that the Braveheart is dead, or will the nobler feelings prove transient before we move on to something else? #post mortem #Delhi gangrape #DelhiGangrape #death of gangrape victim
How India's focus on welfare is damaging law and order

Dec 25, 2012

How India's focus on welfare is damaging law and order

India's politicians focus on doling out freebies, which benefits a few, because this is where their votes lie. They should focus on public goods, including safety and law and order, which benefits all #Welfare #Delhi gangrape #Law & Order