Supreme Court is about to score an own goal in Prashant Bhushan case; jailing him will turn 'dissident' into public hero
The only way for the Supreme Court to save face right now is if Bhushan apologises. If they don't sentence him for contempt, the message sent would be that the Court bowed to public pressure. If they do, then Bhushan becomes a hero and photos of him happily walking into prison are on the front page of every newspaper.
From vigilance on public health to revamp of judicial systems, coronavirus pandemic can bring about far-reaching changes
The coronavirus lockdown is perhaps the most testing time that India, and indeed the world, has seen in peace time.
From temples to royal courts, and the proscenium stage: A social history of Indian performance spaces
A proscenium stage born in the West posits a distance between audience and performer to offer a visual experience. Yet, why is it that classical dance, which vehemently claims its origins in a text on Indian aesthetics, most widely performed on a proscenium stage? The history of performance spaces in India is a deeply sociological one.
Abu Dhabi has included Hindi as the third official language used in its courts, alongside Arabic and English, in order to to improve access to justice
A court case is a lengthy procedure, and the delay in justice is the primary reason people approach non-judicial bodies. This film, part of the documentary series Justice, Access, and the Nation’s Approaches (JANA), compares the time taken in dispute resolution by judicial and non-judicial bodies across India.
This film is a part of a documentary series Justice, Access, and the Nation’s Approaches (JANA), which examines the working of non-judicial bodies across India. Through interviews of various representatives of judicial and ad hoc systems, this particular part in the documentary explores what 'justice' means to various judicial and non-judicial bodies.
The film features interviews of members of various non-judicial organisations, who suggest that reaching an amicable resolution between involved parties is their primary goal.
This film attempts to understand the nature of disputes that non-judicial bodies have to deal with. It features interviews with members of various non-judicial organisations, such as khap panchayats, religious authorities, political parties, village panchayats, and representatives of the formal justice system.
The film features interviews with members of various non-judicial organisations, such as khap panchayats, religious authorities, political parties, village panchayats, and representatives of the formal justice system, through which it explores the major factors that drive litigants to seek help from non-judicial bodies.
How do people resolve disputes, if not through courts? Docu-series Project JANA examines non-judicial bodies in India
The films in this video documentary, Project JANA, record the responses of these representatives to questions such as the nature of disputes addressed by these bodies, how they define the concept of justice, the reasons why litigants chose them over the courts, and so on. In doing so, the films highlight the various pathways to justice in India and the reasons for people’s choices. Thus, ‘Justice, Access, and the Nation’s Approaches’ (JANA).
CAG needs radical thinking in audit to ensure public sector units remain competitive, says Arun Jaitley
CAG is now expected to take quick decisions to compete with their private sector peers.
Prolonged sexual relations as good as marriage? Supreme Court's patriarchal attitude invalidates concept of consent and matrimony
The overall attitude of the Supreme Court is problematic in this matter simply because the bench is examining the nature of relationships, i.e., scrutinising whether live-in relationships and marriages can be deemed similar in nature.
Arvind Subramanian quits as CEA; thanks his team and says he's committed to serving the country in future
Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that Arvind Subramanian will be leaving the ministry after nearly 4 years because of "pressing family commitments"
Ravi Shankar Prasad says govt not committing 'cardinal sin' by seeking reconsideration of SC collegium recommendations
The executive was not committing a "cardinal sin" by seeking reconsideration of some proposals made by the Supreme Court collegium, Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
Criminal justice system in India skewed against the poor; judiciary losing credibility due to repeated legal oversights
Such miscarriages of justice run the entire gamut of the criminal justice system in India. Be it the police, investigators, advocates, media, even the judiciary — the weak and powerless find the system stacked against them.
Courts acquit over 3,200 people booked by CBI in corruption cases in last 4 years, Centre tells Lok Sabha
Over 3,200 people booked by CBI for their alleged involvement in corruption were acquitted by courts in the last four years, the government said on Wednesday
At least 12 special courts would be set up to decide cases involving politicians as accused, the Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court.
The lawyers of all six district courts in the national capital will go on a day-long strike on Friday to protest against alleged misconduct of some judges.
The railway ministry is the biggest litigant among the government departments as it is a party to over 66,000 cases pending in courts across the country, the law ministry says.
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Thursday appeared in a Central Bureau of Intelligence (CBI) court here in a fodder scam case.