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CJI NV Ramana says important to protect and promote independence, integrity of judiciary at all levels
India

CJI NV Ramana says important to protect and promote independence, integrity of judiciary at all levels

Ramana was speaking at the valedictory function of Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign under the aegis of the National Legal Services Authority

National Legal Services Day 2021: From date to how to access free legal aid, all you need to know
India

National Legal Services Day 2021: From date to how to access free legal aid, all you need to know

The Legal Services Authorities Act was enacted in 1987 to provide a “statutory base to legal aid programmes” in India on a uniform pattern

Opinion | Justice UU Lalit is right, law interns should take a cue from medical students to do rural service
India

Opinion | Justice UU Lalit is right, law interns should take a cue from medical students to do rural service

NALSA chairperson Justice UU Lalit had recently said that law students should act as a bridge between the providers and seekers of legal aid.

President Kovind urges nation's graduation from women development to women-led development at NALSA campaign
India

President Kovind urges nation's graduation from women development to women-led development at NALSA campaign

At the launch of six-week-long 'The Pan India Legal Awareness and Outreach Campaign', Kovind spoke at length about inclusion of women in judiciary and catering to marginalised segments of society

CJI says 'highest threat to bodily integrity in police custody': What is 'third degree', why preventing custodial deaths is a challenge
India

CJI says 'highest threat to bodily integrity in police custody': What is 'third degree', why preventing custodial deaths is a challenge

The Centre told the Lok Sabha that as many as 348 people died in police custody in different parts of the country in the last three years, while 1,189 others were found to be tortured during detention

CJI NV Ramana says custodial torture still prevails, nationwide sensitisation of police officers needed
India

CJI NV Ramana says custodial torture still prevails, nationwide sensitisation of police officers needed

'The past should not determine the future and all should work to bring equality, ' said Justice Ramana at the launch of a legal service mobile app

Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid
India

Most trafficking survivors unaware they're eligible for compensation; authorities must proactively ensure rehabilitation, legal aid

According to a recent study by anti-trafficking NGO Sanjog, only 77 survivors of human trafficking have received compensation from 2011 to 2019.

Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provision
India

Free legal aid is crucial right granted by Constitution; SCs, STs, women among categories of people eligible for provision

Article 39A of the Constitution of India provides for free legal aid to the poor and weaker sections of the society, to promote justice on the basis of equal opportunity.

Budget 2019: Things to watch for in the new mega pension scheme; will it make Atal Pension Yojana redundant?
Business

Budget 2019: Things to watch for in the new mega pension scheme; will it make Atal Pension Yojana redundant?

The Atal Pension Yojana levies heavy penalties for delay in paying monthly contributions, or inability to pay contributions for certain months.

Year-ender quiz: From SC fighting for gender equality to Kim Jong-un meeting world leaders, test your knowledge of events in 2018
India

Year-ender quiz: From SC fighting for gender equality to Kim Jong-un meeting world leaders, test your knowledge of events in 2018

From SC fighting for gender equality to Kim Jong-un meeting world leaders, take this special year-ender quiz to test your knowledge of events in 2018

Supreme Court approves Centre's draft witness protection scheme, asks all states to implement it till legislation is passed
India

Supreme Court approves Centre's draft witness protection scheme, asks all states to implement it till legislation is passed

The Supreme Court on Wednesday approved the Centre's draft witness protection scheme and asked all the states to implement it till the Parliament comes out with a legislation. A bench headed by Justice AK Sikri said that they have made some changes in the scheme.

'Do not romance with litigation': Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's advice to public
India

'Do not romance with litigation': Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra's advice to public

Dipak Misra however, added that courts welcome people to litigate if they have genuine grievances.

Sluggish disposal of cases, inadequate legal aid system: How the Indian judiciary repeatedly fails women
India

Sluggish disposal of cases, inadequate legal aid system: How the Indian judiciary repeatedly fails women

Data with the NCRB shows that the disposal rate of crimes against women in courts is just 11.2 percent; out of 13,42,060 cases filed, 12,04,786 are still pending.

Kerala HC verdict on transgender identity begs question: Why has State failed to formulate NALSA judgment into law?
India

Kerala HC verdict on transgender identity begs question: Why has State failed to formulate NALSA judgment into law?

We may celebrate the Kerala HC judgment on transgender identity, by saying that it is a victory for the LGBTQI community. But in reality, it is not.

SC expresses concerns about overcrowding in prisons, asks high courts to look into such 'violation of human rights'
India

SC expresses concerns about overcrowding in prisons, asks high courts to look into such 'violation of human rights'

The Supreme Court has expressed concern about overcrowding in prisons across the country, in some cases beyond 150 percent of the capacity

SC approves compensation scheme for sexual assault, acid attack victims; proposal to be applicable across India
India

SC approves compensation scheme for sexual assault, acid attack victims; proposal to be applicable across India

A victim of gangrape would now get a minimum compensation of Rs 5 lakh up to a maximum of Rs 10 lakh. This is part of a scheme proposed by NALSA on compensating the victims of sexual assaults and acid attacks, which was approved by the Supreme Court

Parliament logjam threatens to tread over new anti-trafficking bill; survivors' hopes of justice, rehabilitation hang in balance
India

Parliament logjam threatens to tread over new anti-trafficking bill; survivors' hopes of justice, rehabilitation hang in balance

Anti-trafficking bill has been awaiting approval for last two years and as current Parliament session nears its end, it seems India has to wait some more.

Supreme Court asks states to give details of funds received, disbursed under Nirbhaya scheme
India

Supreme Court asks states to give details of funds received, disbursed under Nirbhaya scheme

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all states and union territories (UTs) to come out with details of the money they have received from the Centre under the Nirbhaya fund scheme.

Supreme Court directs Ministry of Home Affairs to consider establishing open jails across country
India

Supreme Court directs Ministry of Home Affairs to consider establishing open jails across country

The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to convene a meeting of directors general or inspectors general of prisons of all states and union territories to discuss the feasibility of establishing open jails across the country.

Transgender Day of Rage in Kolkata galvanises community to protest ill-conceived bill to 'protect' their rights
India

Transgender Day of Rage in Kolkata galvanises community to protest ill-conceived bill to 'protect' their rights

This year, the city of Kolkata, home to the oldest Pride parade in India, added a different flavour to the usual Pride celebrations—a Transgender Day of Rage.