Articles by Raghav Pandey and Neelabh Bist
Jun 11, 2019
Prashant Kanojia's arrest underscores need to revisit law on criminal defamation, restrictions on right to free speechToday, fear of criminal sanctions under the law of criminal defamation forces people to refrain from exercising their right to freedom of speech and expression.
Apr 12, 2019
Ex-CJI Dipak Misra's argument in favour of non-criminalisation of marital rape insults institution of marriageIt’s safe to say that the non-criminalisation of marital rape remains the biggest blot on the face of fundamental rights jurisprudence in India.
Mar 07, 2019
Kerala HC judgment shows divorce debate on 'irretrievable breakdown of marriage' must be revivedThe Kerala High Court recently observed that that a liberal approach needs to be adopted by courts while dealing with divorce applications based on mutual consent
Mar 05, 2019
Compelling wife to 'cohabit' with husband violates fundamental rights; it's time SC reviewed Section 9 of Hindu Marriage ActSupreme Court must reconsider the constitutional validity of Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act, which empowers courts in India to effectively force a person to live with their spouse against their will
Dec 11, 2018
Vijay Mallya extradition: Stricter Indian rules, policies can change dynamics of economic frauds committed in broad daylightWhile India managed to rebut the claims of lack of infrastructure in the Vijay Mallya case, in the long run, the country needs to invest in the development of the criminal justice system and infrastructure so that such claims can hardly be raised in good faith.
Dec 09, 2018
SC approval of Witness Protection Scheme could be turning point in India's criminal justice system, but implementation is keyThe Witness Protection Scheme is a very comprehensive policy that is bound to change the dynamics of criminal law in India for good, but the real test is its implementation and enactment.
Dec 04, 2018
SC notice to Ramdev on plea against 'Godman to Tycoon' evokes question of interplay between right to privacy, freedom of speechIn his petition, the yoga guru had alleged that 'Godman To Tycoon: The Untold Story of Baba Ramdev' had defamatory content that could harm his economic interests and reputation.
Nov 14, 2018
Remedy to pendency problem will help expedite disposal of cases and speedy justice to peopleThe pendency of cases in Indian courts is the biggest factor accounting to the slow and languishing pace of the case.
Nov 08, 2018
Right to legal representation: Refusal of lawyers to represent accused, irrespective of crime, amounts to failure of judicial systemThe inherent logic behind providing representation to every person is to safeguard the legal system.
Nov 02, 2018
World Bank Ease of Doing Business ranking: Why strong and efficient laws like IBC create a conducive environment for bizthe dual mechanism of insolvency and thereafter liquidation creates an efficient system of Insolvency Laws, which is very critical for the development of any economy.