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Nov 14, 2018
India votes against UNGA's draft resolution on use of death penalty, says move against statutory law of countryFirst secretary in India's permanent mission to the UN Paulomi Tripathi said the resolution sought to promote a moratorium on executions with the aim of abolishing death penalty.
Nov 09, 2018
MeToo movement, Sabarimala controversy: Tenets of feminism need a rethink as debate over gender equality deepensThe MeToo movement, although far from perfect, has provided a tool, whereby women can bring the focus to the differences and their vulnerabilities without being dis-empowered by them.
Sep 14, 2018
Hate speech in India: Media's rabble-rousing doesn't help cause, proves counter-productive to free speechThe problem of hate speech is compounded when propagated by members of the press. This is because unlike the situation where the person making the hate speech is a politician or an ordinary citizen/internet user, the media is expected to be comparatively neutral while reporting events.
Apr 02, 2018
The Law isn't Straight: This manual for LGBTQI individuals helps them navigate Indian legal systemThis manual attempts to help LGBTQI individuals by providing information on how they can change their identity documents, as well as guidelines about mental and sexual health
Mar 01, 2018
On Aziz Ansari, Mahood Farooqui and India's war on consent: When a no is too 'feeble'As the cases of Aziz Ansari and Mahmood Farooqui have shown, the law may once have seen great virtue in tethering justice to language, but there are injustices that language has no vocabulary to express | #FirstCulture
Jan 06, 2018
WhatsApp and the middle finger: Will India's obscenity laws compel messaging giant to drop emoji?To determine whether WhatsApp should be obliged to remove the middle finger emoji, Indian courts will necessarily have to decide whether use of the gesture is still considered offensive in India
Oct 23, 2017
Jay Shah defamation case: Not hearing parties in free speech cases ironical, impedes freedom of expressionEx-parte orders like the one passed in Jay Shah defamation case against The Wire seems to be on the rise especially in cases related to freedom of speech
Aug 29, 2017
Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in jail: Reform law to dish out stricter punishments for convicted godmenGurmeet Ram Rahim, the head of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect was sentenced to two terms of imprisonment to run consecutively for sexually assaulting two of his followers.
Jun 27, 2017
Lawyers refusing legal aid to youth for cheering Pakistan belittles profession, violates code of ethicsBar associations like Burhanpur and Laskar who passed resolutions restricting the right to legal aid of youth cheering for Pakistan are a stain on the long tradition of the Indian bar, whose members have take pride in taking briefs that were against the popular or government sentiment of the day
Jun 15, 2017
Are children legitimate witnesses in the larger workings of the judiciary?In May 2017, a Supreme Court Bench consisting of L Nageswara Rao and Navin Sinha confirmed the conviction of a woman for the murder of her husband. This conviction was based on the solitary testimony of her 12-year-old son, who witnessed the murder — he noticed that his mother was present while two assassins killed his father, and his mother asked him to leave the room on the word of one of the assassins.