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EXCLUSIVE: Did the Pune Police violate Settled Law on Arrests, Seizure and Raid? PART-1: Analysis of procedural lapses during nationwide raids on activists on August 28, 2018

It is one of those judgements that hold well in statute books, the Basu case that we use, activists, lawyers and all to point out procedures that need to be followed when the state executive (police) wishes to infringe the rights of a citizen: arrest, seize, raid. It is the conclusions in this judgement that…

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator's order

Gauhati HC Upholds NRC Coordinator’s order on siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners Analysis of order dated June 22, 2018

Point of Discussion: The petition has been raised by an aggrieved brother of a Declared Foreigner and seeks to establish the unconstitutionality of such a notification in the light of S.2(3) and S.3(2) of the Schedule to the Citizenship (Registration of Citizens and Issue of National Identity Cards) Rules, 2003. Conclusion: The High Court upheld…

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners

Gauhati HC order on Siblings and family members of Declared Foreigners Analysis of Order dated May 2, 2017

Point Under Discussion: The discussion centers on the citizenship status of the brothers, sisters and other family relatives of Declared Foreigners and their consequent inclusion in the NRC list. Conclusion: According to the existent statutory provisions, namely the Foreigners’ Act, 1946, read with the Foreigners’ (Tribunal) Order, 1964, the Superintendent of Police has to make…

Judgment Primer: Alimuddin Ansari lynching case Ramgarh Fast Track Court's judgment analysed

Additional Sessions Judge’s Court: Judge Om Prakash Date of Judgement: March 21, 2018   Introduction and Background Lynchistaan, a name that is being increasingly used to call India due to the increase in mob violence in the country. The rise in lynching cases over the past five years have left many shocked. This year there…

Curb Cow Vigilantism

भारत में गौ-हत्या रोकथाम कानून जानिए कैसे ये कानून गौ-रक्षा के नाम पर हिंसा करने वालों की रक्षा करते हैं

गौ-संरक्षण के नाम पर हो रही हिंसा के कारण बहुत ही तेज़ी से सामाजिक सौहार्द बिगड़ता जा रहा है. ऐसे में देश के अलग अलग राज्यों में अलग अलग गौ-संरक्षण कानूनों की जानकारी होना आवश्यक है. कानून ने कथित तौर पर न्यायिक और संस्थागत, दोनों ही पृष्ठभूमियों के अंतर्गत गौ-रक्षक और हत्या कर देने वाली भीड़…

Cow Protection

Cow Slaughter Prevention Laws in India How the Law not just protects Cow Vigilantes, but Sanctifies Lynchings

In an environment that is fast getting vitiated due to increasing incidents of cow vigilantism and violence in the name of cow protection, it is a good idea to know about Cow Protection Laws in each Indian states. The Law has created both, the legal and institutional backdrop, within which gau rakshaks and lynch mobs can operate with…

justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre

CJP fights for justice in the Naroda Patiya Massacre Punctures Prevalent Culture of Impunity

For 16 long years, CJP has stood by its credo, to assist the eye-witness survivors of the genocidal carnage in Gujarat in 2002, get justice and reparation. We have battled within the Courts, stood by the Survivors in their quest for justice and achieved milestones. In the process we have also been victimised by an…

SC Extends Power To Grant Anticipatory Bail

SC order on transferring Kathua Case outside J&K Read complete SC Order here

On May 7, 2018, the Indian Supreme Court issued an order directing that the Kathua gang-rape and murder case be transferred outside Jammu and Kashmir. The case where an eight year old Muslim Bakarwal girl was kidnapped, drugged, raped and murdered in Kathua in Jammu in January, will now be heard by a District Judge in…

आदिवासियों और वनवासियों के साथ फिर हुआ धोखा मोदी शासन के वनीकरण नियमों के चलते प्रतिपूरक वनीकरण निधि विधेयक वन-निवास समुदायों के वैधानिक अधिकारों का उल्लंघन करता है

ऑल इंडिया फोरम फ़ॉर फ़ॉरेस्ट मूवमेंट्स (एआईएफएफएम) के प्रवीण मोटे और देवजीत नंदी और कम्युनिटी फारेस्ट राइट्स – लर्निंग एंड एडवोकेसी(सीएफआर-एलए) से तुषार दास, संघमित्रा दुबे और राधिका ने यह पर्यावरण मंत्रालय, वन और जलवायु परिवर्तन, भारत सरकार, के लिए प्रतिपूरक वनीकरण निधि विधेयक, 2018 का ड्राफ्ट पेश किया है. यहाँ पर हमने उस ड्राफ्ट…

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