Khap Panchayat in Birbhum district of West Bengal ordered to rape a 20 year old woman, for she was in relationship with a man from different community. The police of the area could have prevented this mishap, however they failed to do their duty. This showed the states incapacity / inability to safeguard it's citizens' Fundamental rights (Article 21 of Constitution of … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Blamed West Bengal Police for its Failure to Prevent Birbhum Gang Rape
Centre says President’s decision on mercy plea is not subject to Judicial Review Centre filed review petition in the Supreme Court seeking recall of its famous 3 judge’s verdict on mercy plea. Centre contended that President’s decision is beyond the scope of Judicial review ,hence the SC verdict declaring that unreasonable delay in disposing mercy petition could be a … [Read more...] about Centre says President’s decision on mercy plea is not subject to Judicial Review
Is this India-2014? asks HC on plight of the hapless homeless After looking at the terrible pictures of homeless people in Delhi, and their harassment by police, the High Court of Delhi is disturbed and has ordered for registering a FIR as the grievance on cruelty that roofless people face. HC also questioned and remarked that “This is India in 2014”. Last winter, around … [Read more...] about Delhi HC : Is this India of 2014 ? Is this the plight of homeless in the capital ?
New Norms Come As Ray of Hope to Mercy Plea Petitioners The mercy petition procedure under Articles 161 (by Governors) and 72 (by the President) of Constitution, gives convicted inmates and their family members a new ray of hope, because they can commutate the death sentence into the life imprisonment Supreme Court has stated that, the executives will have to step up and … [Read more...] about Mercy Petition in India Flawed – New Norms Should be Rolled Out