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भीमा कोरेगाँव मामला: मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय ने सुधा भारद्वाज को क्यों जमानत दी और सह-अभियुक्तों की जमानत अर्जी क्यों ख़ारिज़ की? गैर-कानूनी गतिविधि निवारक कानून (यूएपीए) में आरोप-पत्र का संज्ञान लेने में असमर्थता अभियुक्त को डिफाल्ट जमानत देने के लिए पर्याप्त नहीं है

दिसम्बर 1, 2021, को मुंबई उच्च न्यायालय ने एक विस्तृत आदेश में वकील और कार्यकर्ता सुधा भारद्वाज को भीमा कोरेगाँव मामले में जमानत दी, लेकिन उसी आदेश में शुद्ध रूप से तकनीकी आधार पर इस मामले के अन्य आठ अभियुक्तों को जमानत देने से इनकार कर दिया। भारद्वाज की जमानत अर्जी काआधार सह-अभियुक्तों द्वारा उठाए…

Cop violates Arnesh Kumar guidelines, Delhi HC send him to jail for a day Personal liberty can only be curtailed as per procedure established in law

The Delhi High Court sentenced a police officer to 1-day imprisonment as he had arrested a man in defiance of the guidelines laid by the Supreme Court in Arnesh Kumar v. State of Bihar. The man arrested was detained for 11 days before bail could be granted to him. The case against the man was…

All about AFSPA: The contentious law explained in detail Is the time ripe to call for its repeal?

The Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is and has always been in the news for all the wrong reasons, primarily for blatant acts of human rights violations committed by armed forces shielded by the Act. At present the draconian law is still active in the states of Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, some parts of Arunachal…

AFSPA: A colonial remnant that continues to haunt India The law gives unbridled powers to armed forces

December 4, 2021, marked a dark day for Nagaland, as the state, unwillingly under the control of armed forces, suffered a loss of 13 innocent civilian lives at the hands of personnel of 21 Para Special Forces. It is such unfortunate incidents that remind the rest of the country of the plight of such states…

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Bhima Koregaon case: Why did Bombay HC grant bail to Sudha Bharadwaj, but not her co-accused? Failure to take cognisance of chargesheet not enough for default bail under UAPA

On December 1, the Bombay High Court granted bail to lawyer-activist Sudha Bharadwaj vide a detailed order and in the same order denied bail to other eight co-accused in the Bhima Koregaon case, purely on technicality. Since the grounds raised by Bharadwaj were different from those raised by the eight others, her contention was accepted…

Mere association or support to terror organisation, not sufficient to attract UAPA: SC Bail to Kerala students upheld

The Supreme Court upheld the bail of two Kerala students under the stringent Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) while observing that mere association or support given to a terrorist organisation does not attract the stringent provisions of UAPA. The bench of Justices Ajay Rastogi and Abhay Oka held that while considering bail under UAPA, the…

Rights protect, policy evicts? Laws, procedures and international statutes pertaining to Housing and Eviction

While the law and jurisprudence have created obstructions, there are instances where the Courts have stepped in to protect and emphasise the right to live without forced evictions and the right to housing. In wake of the forced evictions and killings in Assam, perhaps it is time to take a closer look at these rights.…

Crowd control by Police: How much force is too much force? Police brutality and excesses cannot be condoned as "acts done in good faith"

After the inhuman act of evicting impoverished families hailing from the minority community and demolishing their modest homes in the Darrang district of Assam, the administration stooped even lower on Thursday. Police opened fire at those protesting the evictions, killing two people and injuring 10. Images sent by eye-witnesses present on the spot show how instead of firing only below…

Terror Laws under a Proto-Fascist Regime Draconian laws are repealed when citizens' protests multiply and grow

Senior counsel, Mihir Desai delivered this lecture of September 5, 2021 at an online event organised by the Gauri Memorial Trust and Citizens for Justice and Peace. CJP is happy to bring the entire text of the lecture here. It is a pleasure as well as a privilege to be invited to present this paper…

आतंक और क़ानून राजनैतिक हथियार बन के रह गया है UAPA

कुछ ऐसे विनाशकारी लम्हे, जिनके होने की एक संभावना होती है। भले ही वे कुछ रूढ़ियों और अनसुलझे सवालों को पूरी तरह से नहीं बदलते हों पर कुछ ज़रूरी गुत्थियाँ खोलने और महत्वपूर्ण बदलावों के शुरुआत की वज़ह बन जाते हैं। दशकों से मानवाधिकार की रक्षा के लिए समर्पित चौरासी वर्षीय जेसुइट पुजारी फादर स्टेन…

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