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
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
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
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
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
'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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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?
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'
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.