Citizens for Justice and Peace

Varavara Rao

When rights weigh down laws and bail is granted When courts invoke discretionary jurisdiction to uphold right to liberty

The grant of bail to 82-year-old Telugu Poet Varavara Rao on medical grounds has highlighted that a prisoner is not denuded of his fundamental rights, just because he has been remanded to custody through due procedure of law. It is relevant to examine how courts have upheld the rights of prisoners despite the crimes alleged…

SC disposes off Petition against Arrest of Activists Turns down plea for SIT probe

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea for a Special Investigation Team (SIT) investigation into the recent activists’ arrests in connection to the Bhima Koregaon case. A Bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, and Justices A. M. Khanwilkar and D. Y. Chandrachud issued the judgement, with Justice Chandrachud offering the dissenting opinion. With this, the petition by prominent historian Romila…

Dissent is Democracy’s Safety Valve Is the rule of law and democracy under threat in India?

Why are the 5 activists being hounded? Why is such a concerted campaign being run all around against them? What are the real issues that lie behind these chilling developments? Isn’t India’s democracy under threat? Watch this video to find out.

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