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Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal is no lasting solution

Aug 28, 2015

Death penalty only for terror? Law Commission's proposal is no lasting solution

The Supreme Court had already decreed that capital punishment should be reserved for the rarest of rare cases. What the Law Commission is basically saying is that is too fuzzy a definition and too many cases are ending up in the rarest of rare bucket even though higher courts eventually quashed many of those sentences. In fact the number of death sentences being quashed shows they are being imposed too arbitrarily. #ConnectTheDots #Capital punishment #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Death row #Delhi gangrape #Yakub Memon #rarest of rare case. law commission
Govt issues order to include 13 central Acts to give benefits to those affected by land acquisition

Aug 28, 2015

Govt issues order to include 13 central Acts to give benefits to those affected by land acquisition

Government issued an 'order' to include 13 central Acts like National Highway and Railways Acts to extend benefits to those whose land is acquired. #India #NewsTracker #Government #parliament #Land acquisition #Monsoon session #NDA #Ordinance #land law
'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

Aug 28, 2015

'Eminently fallible, yet irrevocably final': Majority in Law Commission oppose death penalty

A Law Commission consultation process, headed by Justice (Retd) A P Shah, on a report on whether to retain the death penalty in India saw a majority opposing capital punishment. #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Death Penalty #Law Commission #Yakub Memon #A P Shah
After US journalists' shooting, White House calls for gun control laws

Aug 27, 2015

After US journalists' shooting, White House calls for gun control laws

The White House on Wednesday issued a rapid call for Congress to pass gun control laws, after two journalists were shot to death during a live television broadcast. #White House #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #US congress #US gun control laws #US journalists
Debating Santhara: The Jain practice isn't suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

Aug 26, 2015

Debating Santhara: The Jain practice isn't suicide, but Indian laws don't see it that way

The devout Jains believe that Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankar, allowed Santhara, or Sallekhana, as the ultimate test of spirituality, will power, whose ultimate goal is purifying body and mind and facing death voluntarily. #India #Religion #Supreme Court #ConnectTheDots #Hinduism #High Court #Rajasthan High Court #Indian laws #Jains #LongView #Jainism #Wes-inspired Indian laws #Indian religions
Political parties are not bechara: Why they should be under RTI ambit

Aug 26, 2015

Political parties are not bechara: Why they should be under RTI ambit

But the parties feel that transparency needs to stop at their doors. Political rivals with malicious intentions could file RTI applications and adversely affect the parties political functioning says the affidavit. #Congress #BJP #Supreme Court #PoliticalPlay #CPI(M) #RTI #Political parties #Subhash Agrawal #NCP #CPI #Transperancy #Laws
Marines case: Italy terms UN tribunal's order to suspend court proceedings "a useful result"

Aug 24, 2015

Marines case: Italy terms UN tribunal's order to suspend court proceedings "a useful result"

Italy on Monday hailed as "a useful result" a UN tribunal's order to "suspend" court proceedings in India and Italy involving two Italian marines charged with killing two Indian fishermen, saying it definitively established that the Indian justice system will not be handling the case. #India #NewsTracker #UN #Italy #Italian Marines #Salvatore Girone #Massimiliano Latorre #Law of the Sea
No saas, but sasural will do: Indian men more open to living with in-laws, says survey

Aug 24, 2015

No saas, but sasural will do: Indian men more open to living with in-laws, says survey

In the survey conducted by matrimonial website shaadi.com, a majority of Indian men said 'maybe' they can stay with their in-laws. #India #didyouknow #Marriage #Survey #Shaadi.com #mother-in-law #Indian men #in-laws #Shareworthy
A Madras High Court judgment on alimony made women sound like sex property: Here's how

Aug 18, 2015

A Madras High Court judgment on alimony made women sound like sex property: Here's how

Justice S Nagamuthu ruled that a woman seeking alimony, should 'maintain discipline as she was expected to maintain during the subsistence of her marriage'. #Madras High Court #Madras HC #Divorce in India #Alimony in India #Divorces #live-in relationships in India #Alimony laws in India