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The case against Sedition Most modern democracies around the world have either abolished or restricted the use of this colonial law

The Indian government recently slapped almost 194 sedition charges on citizens opposing the NPR-NRC-CAA. The law has often been used to suppress criticism against government and stifle non-violent opposition. The sedition law has no place in a healthy democracy that values public opinion. Related: Bhima Koregaon case: Bail Applications of three social activists rejected by…

India needs safe public spaces for women: A re-look at the Justice Verma Committee Report 2013 Had the recommendations of the report be implemented in time, the heinous incident of sexual violence in Hyderabad could have been prevented

In the wake of the recent case of the most brutal rape-murder of a woman veterinarian in Hyderabad, attacked and killed when returning home after work, the question of the safety of women in India has yet again generated heated debate. In 2013, the Justice Verma Committee recommended better street lighting, 24/7 public transport, more alert…

16 PAC Personnel Guilty of Targeted Murder Delhi HC in Hashimpura Custodial Killings, 1987

October 31 was a historic day in the history of painfully meandering case of the Hashimpura targeted killings of May 22, 1987. Thirty-one years after armed PAC men shot down in cold blood more than 40 males of the Muslim minority, 16 criminal PAC men have been convicted. On May 21, 2015 a trial court…

Violation of the Indian Penal Code

In addition to a breach of Constitutional provisions, the atrocities committed by the accused as enumerated above are punishable under a number of sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1960 as given below: Sr. No. Applicable section of the IPC Offence Committed 1. S. 120 B read with S. 302 Conspiracy and abetment to commit…

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