SC: Why keep inmates entitled to remission of sentence in jails?

Source: Times of India About the news: Recently, a Supreme Court bench comprising the Chief Justice of India expressed disappointment over the efforts of legal services authorities (LSA’s), both at the national and state level. The bench mentioned, “Legal services authorities aren’t educating the inmates about their right to get remission”. About Prison Status in… Continue reading SC: Why keep inmates entitled to remission of sentence in jails?

What is a dying declaration, and when can it be set aside?

Source: Indian Express What is the News? A special CBI court convicted two policemen and awarded them life sentences for the custodial death of a murder accused who was burnt alive inside a police station. The judgment relied heavily on the ‘dying declaration’ made by the victim prior to his death. What is the Dying… Continue reading What is a dying declaration, and when can it be set aside?

Meat ban is a matter of fundamental rights, not of majority vs minority

Source: Times of India   What is the news? The Uttarakhand HC observed that the matter of banning meat concerns the fundamental rights of citizens. India is a country where 70% of the population eats non-vegetarian food, and hence meat ban is not a majority versus minority issue. Background: In March, Uttarakhand had declared all… Continue reading Meat ban is a matter of fundamental rights, not of majority vs minority

Judges must put themselves in the shoes of Parliament: SC

Source: Times of India  What is the news? The Supreme Court has recently quashed a Madras High Court verdict on the court’s power to set aside an arbitration award under Section 34 of the Arbitration act.  The High Court had held that the court’s powers to “set aside” an arbitral award also included the power… Continue reading Judges must put themselves in the shoes of Parliament: SC

SC junks part of 97th amendment

Source: Hindu What is the news? The Supreme Court has knocked down portions of a constitutional amendment that limited states’ exclusive control over cooperative organizations. Introduction Part IXB, added to the Constitution in 2012 by the 97th Amendment, outlined the rules for operating cooperative organizations. The amendment’s provisions, which were passed by Parliament without being… Continue reading SC junks part of 97th amendment

Don’t seek surrender of those on interim bail: SC

Source: The Hindu  What is the news? The Supreme Court directed the states to not ask for the surrender of prisoners released on interim bail during the second wave. The order aims to keep prisons decongested during the pandemic, thereby upholding the right to life of prisoners and police personnel working in them. Background: A… Continue reading Don’t seek surrender of those on interim bail: SC

Bail orders will be sent instantly to jail authorities: SC

Source: The Hindu   What is the news? The Chief Justice of India (CJI) announced the rollout of a new scheme called FASTER. It will ensure the timely release of prisoners from jail and uphold their dignity.  Background: The Chief Justice of India announced the rollout of a new scheme called FASTER to cut delay in… Continue reading Bail orders will be sent instantly to jail authorities: SC

Why do you need the ‘colonial law’ of sedition, CJI asks the govt.

Source: The Hindu What is the News? The Supreme Court has questioned the Central government whether the provision of Sedition under Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was still needed after 75 years of independence. What was the case? A petition was filed in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the offense… Continue reading Why do you need the ‘colonial law’ of sedition, CJI asks the govt.

Govt launches Artificial Intelligence powered grievance management application

Source: PIB What is the News? The Union Defence Minister has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered grievance management application. About the AI-powered grievance management application: The application has been developed by the Ministry of Defence with the help of IIT-Kanpur. Purpose: It is the first Artificial Intelligence(AI)-powered application developed to improve grievance redressal in the… Continue reading Govt launches Artificial Intelligence powered grievance management application

Dismissal of J&K govt employees: What the Constitution says?

Source: Indian Express What is the News? The Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) has dismissed 11 J&K government employees for alleged terror links under provisions of Article 311(2)(c) of the Constitution. About Article 311 of the Indian Constitution: Article 311 of the Constitution deals with ‘Dismissal, removal or reduction in rank of persons employed… Continue reading Dismissal of J&K govt employees: What the Constitution says?