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  • Aarushi Case Yet Another Scam

    February 5, 2011 1:00 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The trio of Jessica Lal, Priyadarshini Matto and Nitish Kataria cases and the recent judgment of the higher courts convicting the accused of sensational crimes led all of us to be elated with the belief that the Indian criminal justice... View Article

  • Legal Loopholes Affect Wreckage Disposal Of Sunken Ship Black Rose

    October 9, 2010 10:36 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    One year ago, the Paradeep coast was laced with grease, hordes of oil-smeared dead fish were continuously being washed ashore, nearby mangrove forest was chocking in oil spill and the livelihood of fishermen had been hanging in balance for about... View Article

  • Land Titling Empowering People, Capitalising Assets

    August 14, 2010 11:25 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    An interesting new law aimed at simplifying land titles and land records, has been proposed by the government. The draft of the Land Titling Bill 2010, is now on the website of the Department of Land Resources.                 In the... View Article

  • Beyond The Khushboo Case

    August 7, 2010 12:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Supreme Court judgment quashing all criminal cases of obscenity against Khushboo is a welcome blow against hypocritical morality masquerading as virtue. But it isn’t enough. We need to debate the merits of criminalising sexually explicit material as obscene, in... View Article

  • Afzal File Hanging In Balance

    June 12, 2010 12:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    When I was in service, I wanted some orders, on an important file, or which, at least, appeared important to me. I had a very good pleasant and hospitable boss, who believed more in gossiping, tossing papers, up and down,... View Article

  • Home Minister P Chidambaram maintains that present laws are enough to deal with terror menace Smoke And Mirrors!

    May 29, 2010 2:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    A politician thinks of the next elections, and a statesman of the next generation. Unfortunately, the statesmanship is missing in our politics. At present, the politicians are keen to lay-down the lives of the citizens for our country, instead of... View Article

  • Child Custody In The Context Of Foreign Court Orders

    May 1, 2010 2:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In a matrimonial dispute case involving a child, where the child was removed from his natural environment (the US) by the mother, and brought to India, the Supreme Court of India ruled that it was the child’s best interests that... View Article

  • Implementation of the Domestic Violence Act, 2005 Procedural Impediments

    April 24, 2010 10:41 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    The Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (hereinafter referred to as the Act’) has been much awaited and has taken a long time in being legislated after intensive lobbying at various levels. The Act has set itself a... View Article

  • Sex, Lies And Videotape The Right To Privacy In India

    April 10, 2010 11:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    In the recent cases of Swami Nithyananda and Prof SR Siras, the individual’s right to privacy has been violated in the name of “public morality”. But the Delhi High Court’s landmark judgment decriminalising homosexuality has clearly said that the right... View Article