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Jan 14, 2018
Supreme Court judges' revolt necessary to stop executive from abusing power, reaffirms free spirit of judiciaryThe castigation of the judiciary for not being of the times is unfounded, for, despite the troughs and earthquakes, the Supreme Court of India has remained the vestige of a democratic vision that nationalist leaders had imagined for India
Jan 13, 2018
Supreme Court judges' rebellion: Absolute powers of Chief Justice of India need to be checked, says SC lawyerEveryone was taken by surprise when four senior judges of the Supreme Court on Friday mounted a virtual revolt against the country's chief justice.
Apr 29, 2017
Absence of timely legal help to poor affects credibility: CJI JS KheharThe credibility of the legal system and the rule of law have come under "severe strain" in the absence of timely help to poor and illiterate Indians, Chief Justice of India JS Khehar said on Saturday.
Mar 29, 2017
Anti-rape law: Concerns that women will misuse 'draconian' law is why our legal system so murkyThe petition puts forward a pretty skewed representation of the anti-rape law, by projecting the idea that rape cases are easy to win, when, in fact, rape convictions were at a five-year low last year.
Nov 19, 2016
'Goes against statutory law': India opposes United Nations' resolution on moratorium on death penaltyIndia has opposed a United Nations resolution calling for a moratorium on the death penalty, saying it goes against Indian statutory law and the sovereign right of every country to determine their own legal system.
Dec 19, 2014
MP Judge's harassment case: SC frowns upon 'Delightful' remark but quashes probe panelThe Supreme Court on Thursday quashed a two-judge panel set up by Madhya Pradesh chief justice to probe allegations of sexual harassment levelled by a woman district judge against a high court judge.
Jul 21, 2014
Katju stirs up a storm, says key UPA ally forced MMS to protect corrupt judgePress council of India chairman Markandey Katju has said a powerful UPA ally in Tamil Nadu threatened to pull out of government of the judge's term was not extended.
Dec 23, 2013
3.2 million cases pending in India's 1,000 fast track courtsIndia's over 1,000 fast track courts, set up for moving the wheels of justice faster, have decided more than 3.2 million cases in the past 11 years, but a whopping 32 million cases are still pending, according to available official data.
Dec 11, 2013
'Indian legal system would never attend to sexual minorities with any urgency'This is an extract from Gaysia, a book by Australian non-fiction author Benjamin Law. Law has written extensively for Australian and international publications. One chapter in Gaysia is devoted to India and its gay culture. The following excerpt looks at the way the movement to de-criminalise Section 377 began and its victory in the Delhi High Court in 2009.
Oct 24, 2013
Justice delivery system needs to become more affordable: Manish TewariHigh cost of litigation is not only keeping away poor from getting justice but even making it unaffordable for upper middle class, Union Minister Manish Tewari said, advocating that the justice delivery system in the country be made more affordable