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Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Mar 17, 2016

Dancing to a new tune: SC's dance bar directive to cops is a step towards upholding the Right to Livelihood

Set against the banning of dance bars by the Maharashtra Government ten years ago, the Supreme Court in a recent landmark verdict has directed the police to issue licenses to the dance bars from 15 March, 2016. The fundamental right to livelihood enshrined under the Indian Constitution has been reaffirmed by the Apex Court and in what appears to be a morality versus livelihood debate, livelihood has won #TheLongView #Supreme Court #Law #Prostitution #Maharashtra #Sexuality #dance bars #Desire #Apex Court #Sex work #Dance bar licenses #Right to Livelihood
Marital rape must be criminalised: Too many women have been harmed and treated like slaves

Mar 14, 2016

Marital rape must be criminalised: Too many women have been harmed and treated like slaves

Stats show that over 90 per cent women have suffered acts of sexual harassment. Sex in a marriage is part of love. It is not an act of savagery or dominance. Bring in the law. #US #InMyOpinion #Law #marital rape #anti-conversion law
MH370 passenger's kin suing Malaysia Airlines for 'sudden shock' of disappearance

Mar 13, 2016

MH370 passenger's kin suing Malaysia Airlines for 'sudden shock' of disappearance

The family of MH370 passenger New Zealander Paul Weeks is suing Malaysia Airlines in an Australian court for the "sudden shock" and "mental harm" they suffered after the plane vanished, a report said Sunday. #Australia #NewsTracker #Aviation #Law #Plane crash #New Zealand #Malaysia #Malaysian Airlines #MH370
Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediation

Feb 04, 2016

Taking it out of court? To reduce backlog, govt mulls new stand-alone law to encourage mediation

With an aim of encouraging pre-litigation settlements and reduce court cases, the government is considering to bring a law that will give legislative backing to such out-of-court settlements. #Law #Judiciary #Courts #parliament #mediation #out-of-court settlement #litigation #Indian Legislature #Pre-litigation
South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

Jan 21, 2016

South Korean citizen acquitted for following North Korea on Twitter

A South Korean court said on Thursday it had acquitted a man of sympathising with North Korea for following its Twitter account, arguing that simply reading Pyongyang's social media posts did not violate Seoul's security laws. #social media #US #Twitter #border #Law #South Korea #Kim Jong-il #Seoul #North Korea #Pyongyang #Court #nuclear #National Security Laws #right groups
SC has shown great foresight in striking against proxy PILs as instruments of intimidation

Jan 14, 2016

SC has shown great foresight in striking against proxy PILs as instruments of intimidation

In the space of seven days, two benches of the Supreme Court have, in their own way, signalled that the era of frivolous cases and using the courts as a tool for personal and petty ends is coming to an end. #Supreme Court #Law #CriticalPoint #PILs #Reliance Jio #petitions #Sri Aurobindo Ashram #litigants
Blow for Monkey in selfie case: Judge rules animal cannot own his photo copyright

Jan 07, 2016

Blow for Monkey in selfie case: Judge rules animal cannot own his photo copyright

In a significant ruling, a federal judge in San Francisco has declined to give a macaque monkey the right to his famous selfie in Indonesia in 2011. #NewsTracker #Law #Indonesia #San Francisco #monkey #US Judge #NewsTrcker #Shareworthy #Monkey Selfie
Rajya Sabha to take up crucial bill today, but our lawmakers created this mess

Dec 22, 2015

Rajya Sabha to take up crucial bill today, but our lawmakers created this mess

Had the amendment to the Juvenile Justice Bill 2014 been cleared by Rajya Sabha, the juvenile would perhaps not be walking free. #Supreme Court #InMyOpinion #Law #Crime #parliament #Court #Delhi gangrape #Nirbhaya #juvenile #Law makers
National Herald case: What the law says

Dec 18, 2015

National Herald case: What the law says

As Sonia and Rahul Gandhi get ready to appear before a court on National Herald case, we take a look at what the law says #Corruption #Sonia Gandhi #Congress #Rahul Gandhi #Law #Delhi High Court #Subramaniam Swamy #National Herald #National Herald case #19 december