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Coronavirus lockdown must catalyse widespread use of virtual hearings in Indian legal system
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Coronavirus lockdown must catalyse widespread use of virtual hearings in Indian legal system

Virtual hearings have shown that matters can be heard quickly and disposed of quickly. Further, the barrier created by urgency, has ensured that only cases that truly belong in court are being brought to the court

Crime, courtroom drama in Indian entertainment: How the genres sway popular opinion on law and judiciary
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Crime, courtroom drama in Indian entertainment: How the genres sway popular opinion on law and judiciary

The report studies the way in which the police and judiciary are represented in Indian entertainment in crime and courtroom narratives, and its impact on shaping citizens’ understanding of these institutions and the democracy-building project, at large.

Delhi Police vs lawyers: Clashes a reflection of substandard quality of legal education in India, occur regularly in small towns
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Delhi Police vs lawyers: Clashes a reflection of substandard quality of legal education in India, occur regularly in small towns

Conflicts between lawyers and the police such as the ones in Delhi are not at all uncommon and happen routinely in smaller towns, the Delhi incidents got traction because they happened in the national capital

India votes against UNGA's draft resolution on use of death penalty, says move against statutory law of country
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India votes against UNGA's draft resolution on use of death penalty, says move against statutory law of country

First 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.

MeToo movement, Sabarimala controversy: Tenets of feminism need a rethink as debate over gender equality deepens
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MeToo movement, Sabarimala controversy: Tenets of feminism need a rethink as debate over gender equality deepens

The 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.

Hate speech in India: Media's rabble-rousing doesn't help cause, proves counter-productive to free speech
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Hate speech in India: Media's rabble-rousing doesn't help cause, proves counter-productive to free speech

The 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.

The Law isn't Straight: This manual for LGBTQI individuals helps them navigate Indian legal system
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The Law isn't Straight: This manual for LGBTQI individuals helps them navigate Indian legal system

This 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

On Aziz Ansari, Mahood Farooqui and India's war on consent: When a no is too 'feeble'
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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

WhatsApp and the middle finger: Will India's obscenity laws compel messaging giant to drop emoji?
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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

Jay Shah defamation case: Not hearing parties in free speech cases ironical, impedes freedom of expression
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Jay Shah defamation case: Not hearing parties in free speech cases ironical, impedes freedom of expression

Ex-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

Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in jail: Reform law to dish out stricter punishments for convicted godmen
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Gurmeet Ram Rahim gets 20 years in jail: Reform law to dish out stricter punishments for convicted godmen

Gurmeet 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.

Lawyers refusing legal aid to youth for cheering Pakistan belittles profession, violates code of ethics
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Lawyers refusing legal aid to youth for cheering Pakistan belittles profession, violates code of ethics

Bar 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

Are children legitimate witnesses in the larger workings of the judiciary?
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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.

India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied
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India's criminal justice system: An example of justice delayed, justice denied

In the criminal justice sphere, the introduction of “fast-track” courts, jail-adalats (“prison courts”), and plea-bargaining were introduced with much fanfare, although their success is yet to be demonstrated.

Can the right to privacy be negotiated?
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Can the right to privacy be negotiated?

The right to privacy is a right to be negotiated and more to be seen on the government initiatives as we move along.

An 'official' family: Laws of parenthood in India
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An 'official' family: Laws of parenthood in India

So what does parenthood entail in the eyes of the law?

Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in India
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Dissent gagged: Ambiguity of free speech laws in India

India is a democracy and citizens have a constitutionally guaranteed right to a freedom of speech and expression which they can enforce via the Indian court system.

Vijay Mallya’s arrest, bail in London: Narendra Modi govt's action sends strong message to absconders
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Vijay Mallya’s arrest, bail in London: Narendra Modi govt's action sends strong message to absconders

Vijay Mallya may have got conditional bail by a Westminster magistrate court as per the provisions of British law hours after his arrest in London, but it surely means that his time to freedom and living in luxurious surroundings is counted

No democracy without the courts
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No democracy without the courts

A democracy is more than that. It is first and foremost a system of government, and not just the whims of whoever enjoys political power. That means adherence to the procedures and principles enshrined of the Constitution of India while governing.

Jallikattu protests: If we can eat animals, why does it matter how we treat them?
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Jallikattu protests: If we can eat animals, why does it matter how we treat them?

It is sad that in the name of culture practices like jallikattu continue to be defended.