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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
Sep 13, 2013
Delhi gangrape: What is a 'rarest of rare' crime inviting the death penalty?As an established rule, death penalty can only be awarded in the “rarest of the rare” cases. But since there is no statutory definition of what rarest of rare means, the debate on each death sentence punishment rages on.
Sep 09, 2013
Juvenile crime up by 34% in Mumbai, cops point finger at remand homesThe National Crime Records Bureau has said that juvenile crime went up by 34% in 2012, with around two cases of juvenile crime being reported every day, and police say juvenile remand homes may be to blame