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Indian judiciary in 2022: A year marked by landmark judgments, usual controversies and need for introspection
Opinion

Indian judiciary in 2022: A year marked by landmark judgments, usual controversies and need for introspection

Hopefully, 2023 will be marked by events that are more about strengthening the justice delivery system than some turf war and useless controversies

Centre considering to remove penal offence already covered under Indian Penal Code from GST Act
India

Centre considering to remove penal offence already covered under Indian Penal Code from GST Act

The proposal, part of the exercise to decriminalise GST law, is likely to be taken up in the next meeting of the GST Council. Once approved by the GST Council, the Finance Ministry will propose amendments to the GST law, which could be taken up in the upcoming winter session of Parliament next month

Married woman asked to do household work for family not cruelty, says HC
India

Married woman asked to do household work for family not cruelty, says HC

A division bench of Justices Vibha Kankanwadi and Rajesh Patil quashed the First Information Report lodged against the man and his parents

Extensively consulted various stakeholders for making comprehensive changes in criminal laws: Government
India

Extensively consulted various stakeholders for making comprehensive changes in criminal laws: Government

The standing committee on home affairs has recommended in its various reports the need for a comprehensive review of the review of the criminal justice system rather than piece meal amendments in particular acts

Gujarat court likely to pass order on bail applications of Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar
India

Gujarat court likely to pass order on bail applications of Teesta Setalvad, Sreekumar

Activist Teesta Setalvad and former Indian Police Service (IPS) officers Sreekumar and Sanjiv Bhatt, were arrested by the Ahmedabad crime branch under sections 468 and 194 of the Indian Penal Code

Delhi: Man injures three members of a family with iron rod over pet dog
India

Delhi: Man injures three members of a family with iron rod over pet dog

On the statement of the owner of the dog, a case has been registered under various sections of IPC and Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act

Section 498A of IPC: When presumption of ‘innocence’ is replaced with ‘guilt’, it often leads to miscarriage of justice
Opinion

Section 498A of IPC: When presumption of ‘innocence’ is replaced with ‘guilt’, it often leads to miscarriage of justice

Section 498A of the IPC — introduced in 1983 to protect married women from being subjected to cruelty by husband or his relatives — is often misused as a weapon to settle personal scores, rather than being used as a shield against the harasser 

BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma booked over remark on Prophet Muhammad
India

BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma booked over remark on Prophet Muhammad

A case has been filed at the Pydhonie Police Station area in Mumbai under sections 295A, 153A and 505B of the Indian Penal Code

Explained: The 2017 terror-funding case in which Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik is sentenced to life
India

Explained: The 2017 terror-funding case in which Kashmir separatist leader Yasin Malik is sentenced to life

The JKLF chief Yasin MaliK had been charged under the UAPA for committing a terrorist act, raising funds for terrorism, being a member of a terrorist group and part of a criminal conspiracy, and sedition

Centre initiates process to amend IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act in consultation with stakeholders
India

Centre initiates process to amend IPC, CrPC, Evidence Act in consultation with stakeholders

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its 146th report had recommended that there is a need for a comprehensive review of the criminal justice system of the country

Mumbai: Man sentenced to year in jail for forcibly kissing woman in local train
India

Mumbai: Man sentenced to year in jail for forcibly kissing woman in local train

The Mumbai court rejected the man's plea that the act was not deliberate but a commuter behind him pushed him and consequently he fell on the woman resulting in his lips touching her cheek

Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consent
India

Indian laws compartmentalise criminality in rape cases: Notion of 'women as property' eclipses consent

The law compartmentalises the criminality of rape based on the relationship of the victim to the offender. How does one even begin to talk about consent in such a culture?

Russian, Belarusian athletes banned from Winter Paralympics
Sports

Russian, Belarusian athletes banned from Winter Paralympics

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) had just a day earlier said athletes from the two countries would be allowed to compete as "neutrals" in the Games, which start on Friday.

Decision to allow Russian athletes at Winter Paralympics draws backlash
Sports

Decision to allow Russian athletes at Winter Paralympics draws backlash

Russian athletes were cleared Wednesday to compete at the Paralympics under the shadow of Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, but the decision by the organisers was met with an immediate backlash.

Punjab Assembly polls: Two candidates booked for concealing their proclaimed offender status
Politics

Punjab Assembly polls: Two candidates booked for concealing their proclaimed offender status

A case under relevant sections of the Representation of People Act and the IPC has been registered at Julkan Police Station at Sanaur, said S Karuna Raju, Punjab’s chief electoral officer

Four women dead after minor mows down people on footpath Telangana’s Karimnagar
India

Four women dead after minor mows down people on footpath Telangana’s Karimnagar

A case has been registered under section 304 of Indian Penal Code on the minors travelling in the car says V Satyanarayana, Commissioner of Police, Karimnagar

Maharashtra: Local court issues non-bailable warrant against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in 2008 case
India

Maharashtra: Local court issues non-bailable warrant against MNS chief Raj Thackeray in 2008 case

A case was registered against Thackeray and MNS activists over an incident of stone pelting at Dharmapuri village in Parli taluka

Salman Khurshid's Nainital home vandalised days after release of his new book, 21 booked
India

Salman Khurshid's Nainital home vandalised days after release of his new book, 21 booked

The Congress leader was embroiled in controversy after he recently launched his new book 'Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times.'

Two Delhi-based women journalists booked by Tripura Police detained in Assam's Karimganj
India

Two Delhi-based women journalists booked by Tripura Police detained in Assam's Karimganj

Sammriddhi Sakunia and Swarna Jha have been accused of 'promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion' under Section 153-A and 'being a part of criminal conspiracy' under Section 120 (B) of the IPC

Shilpa Shetty denies being aware of Hotshots app in chargesheet filed against Raj Kundra
Entertainment

Shilpa Shetty denies being aware of Hotshots app in chargesheet filed against Raj Kundra

"I was too busy with work, did not know what Raj Kundra was up to," said the #ShilpaShetty's statement, which is a part of the 1,400-page charge sheet filed by the Mumbai Police