Free and Fair election are a very basic for the survival of democracy. Exercising of right to vote and for assuring that the vote which is cast is accounted in favour of the candidate and party which one likes is the very essence of democracy. There was a time when ballot papers were printed and the votes were manually cast in the election, but now the ballot paper has been replaced by electronic voting machines and everybod...
November 3, 2016
In the recent years, criminal laws of the land have undergone radical changes to provide protection to women, more teeth have been provided to existing laws (such as Dowry Prohibition Act, 498A, 406 IPC, etc.) but unfortunately the remedy is becoming worse than the ailment as it is being misused by some unscrupulous wives to wreak havoc on husband and his family. It has been seen that there is a growing tendency to come out with inflated and exaggerated allegations, roping in each and every ...
In continuance to our report dated 21st Aug, the team of Lawyers of "Lawyers For Human Rights International" visited Hoshiarpur jail on 29th Aug 2016 and held a detailed interview with all the 4 tortured inmates. Since on our earlier visit to jail on 21st Aug all the Injured inmates were highly traumatised and our immediate concern was to get them proper medical care, so we had to visit again to get more additional details in supplement to our earlier report, which are as under :-
September 11, 2016 - UPDATE
Supreme Court directed all States and Union Territories to upload the FIRs on their websites within 24 hours of registration at police stations.
A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan, however, extended the time up to 72 hours for uploading of the FIRs for those states which are located in difficult terrains where internet connectivity is poor.
The apex court exempted the state police authorities from uploading the FIRs on sensitive c...
The law of sedition has been in the news of late due to the incident in which few students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi have been booked under the provisions of Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code. It says 'Whoever, by words, either spoken or written, or by signs, or by visible representation, or otherwise, brings or attempts to bring into hatred or contempt, or excites or attempts to excite disaffection towards the Government established by law in India' shall be ...
Sikhs had been raising a grievance since long of being tagged with the Laws which forced the Sikhs to be governed by laws which were made for the majority community. Not only Sikhs, but Jains and Buddhists have also been forcefully governed by Laws made for the Hindu community. The intention of the framers of constitution may be any, but forcing the Hindu Laws upon these 3 minorities under Article 25 (Explanation II) has been a matter of great concern at least for the Sikhs.
It is more question...