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  • Landmark Verdict Wife Cannot Be Compelled To Be Pregnant By Husband

    March 10, 2012 5:18 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    In a welcome landmark judgment, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has categorically ruled that a husband cannot compel his wife to conceive and give birth to his child. While making it amply clear that such relationships that know no... View Article

  • Making Rape Law Gender Neutral

    February 18, 2012 11:40 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Let me at the outset begin by stating that it is a landmark move by the Centre to have initiated serious steps to make rape law gender neutral. Till some time back, no one could have imagined this happening but... View Article

  • The Protection of Women against Sexual Harassment at Workplace Bill, 2010 Some Loopholes

    December 24, 2011 11:31 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    We all are fully aware as to how much discrimination a woman faces right from the time she is in her mother’s womb. But very few of us actually ever ponder upon it. The government too knows everything and therefore... View Article

  • Mercy Petitions For Terrorists Must Be Abolished

    December 10, 2011 3:23 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Do terrorists deserve mercy? Are terrorists ordinary criminals that they can claim mercy petition as their birthright? Are the human rights of terrorists more important or that of an ordinary citizen whom they kill indiscriminately? Why do we treat terrorists... View Article

  • Should Electronic Media Be Brought Under Press Council?

    December 3, 2011 5:02 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Who has not heard of Justice Markandey Katju? He is a retired Judge of the Supreme Court who is known for giving landmark judgments. It is reliably learnt from various newspapers that some time back he wrote a letter to... View Article

  • Should Judges Take Up Post–Retirement Assignments?

    November 26, 2011 11:10 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    We all know that in our country, the judiciary and the army enjoy the highest reputation as compared to other professions in the eyes of a common man. Of late, however, both these professions have come under scrutiny as the... View Article

  • Government Must Review Its Haj Policy

    November 19, 2011 4:57 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    Why is the government being so abhorrently lackadaisical that the Supreme Court itself was constrained to intervene and pass strictures criticising its Haj policy? Till some time back, nobody was caring about it but considering the pertinent fact that the... View Article

  • Government’s Latest Gimmicks On Right To Justice The Bitter Truth

    July 9, 2011 11:16 am Published by Leave your thoughts

    Our government is now suffering from another disease, in the form of reiterating the rights already embodied in the Constitution, showcasing them in the form, as if it is doing a favour to the people with newer and unprecedented rights... View Article

  • Grey Areas In The Right To Live And Die

    April 16, 2011 10:56 am Published by Leave your thoughts

      The argument of possible misuse cannot be grounds to oppose the legalisation of euthanasia, says Rakesh Shukla in this comment on the Aruna Shanbaug judgment. If misuse were grounds to do away with laws, the first to go would... View Article

  • An Ode To Democracy

    February 12, 2011 12:15 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

    The recent judgment of Justice Ashok Ganguly of the Supreme Court that it had violated the fundamental rights of citizens during Emergency period has yet again brought to the forefront the esteem and significance of the third pillar of democracy.... View Article

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