UAPA acts enacts as punishment

News: Tripura violence has led to cases against journalists under UAPA. It is time for political parties to forgo their conventional approach and make a concerted effort to repeal this unlawful law. In the backdrop of the Tripura violence, the police used the provisions under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967) to charge… Continue reading UAPA acts enacts as punishment

How loopholes in Civil Procedure Code delay justice

News: Recently, the Supreme Court awarded judgement in a civil court case after a prolonged delay. In an amendment introduced to the Civil Procedure Code (CPC) in 2002, the Law minister assured to resolve civil cases in one and a half years, but this has not yet become the ground reality. What are the challenges… Continue reading How loopholes in Civil Procedure Code delay justice

Tortuous trajectory of Uphaar case exposes the limitations of the legal framework to bring closure, fix accountability

News: There are so many fire incidences that occurred like in a coaching centre in Surat, children hospital etc. Delhi HC, recently, gave 7 years imprisonment to convicts involved in tampering with evidence in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. All this raises a question on the efficacy of fire safety norms that fail to… Continue reading Tortuous trajectory of Uphaar case exposes the limitations of the legal framework to bring closure, fix accountability

UAPA and the recent judgments – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction In the backdrop of the Tripura violence, the police used the provisions under the UAPA (Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act of 1967) to charge journalists and 100-odd social media users for posts on communal violence. What are the other recent cases filed under UAPA? Kashmir: Recently, students in Kashmir were booked… Continue reading UAPA and the recent judgments – Explained, pointwise

The process is the punishment

Synopsis: The right to Liberty is a fundamental right as enshrined in our constitution. But given the number of people denied bail, this needs closer scrutiny. Introduction Recently in the Aryan Khan case, the courts denied the bail again. Earlier only the poor were victims of denials of bail. Now it looks like jail and… Continue reading The process is the punishment

System to track prisoners on parole

What is the News? The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has issued directions to all the states and the Union Territories on a system to track prisoners on parole. What are the directions given by the Centre to track prisoners on parole? Firstly, States should update recent photographs of prisoners released on parole/ furlough/premature release… Continue reading System to track prisoners on parole

The doing-better syndrome and our prisoner’s dilemma: On WB ending the EoDB report

What is the news? Doing Business’ report, was recently junked by the World Bank. The author welcomes the move, stating that we celebrated improvements in such rankings without quite understanding the underlying methodology or the impact such rankings had on the lives of a larger group of stakeholders. Must Read: The end of Doing Business… Continue reading The doing-better syndrome and our prisoner’s dilemma: On WB ending the EoDB report

28% jump in filing of cases in 2020: NCRB

What is the News? National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB) has released a report titled Crime in India 2020. What are the key findings of the Crime in India Report? Registration of Cases: There was a 28% increase in the registration of cases in 2020 in the country compared to 2019. The surge in cases was primarily… Continue reading 28% jump in filing of cases in 2020: NCRB

Give it a rest: SC reminds lower courts, cops to avoid unnecessary arrests. But bureaucratic habits die hard

Source: TOI Relevance – To differentiate between the right to arrest and need to arrest Synopsis: Supreme Court (SC) mentioned that arrest provision in law does not mean that government can use power indiscriminately to crush the personal liberty Introduction Recently, the SC has held that merely because the law allows arrest, it doesn’t mean that… Continue reading Give it a rest: SC reminds lower courts, cops to avoid unnecessary arrests. But bureaucratic habits die hard