Jindal Rape Case : Suspending the Law

Jindal Rape Case : Suspending the Law

  On 13th September 2017, the High Court of Punjab & Haryana suspended the sentences awarded and granted bail to the accused in the Jindal Rape Case, as it is popularly referred to. All the three accused – Hardik, Karan and Vikas faced trial and were convicted by the trial court for rape, intimidation and circulation of…

Watch: Perumal Murugan, T M Krishna, Shital Sathay and Sofia Ashraf Make a Music Video on Right to Privacy

Watch: Perumal Murugan, T M Krishna, Shital Sathay and Sofia Ashraf Make a Music Video on Right to Privacy

Privacy Matters. அகவுரிமை பாட்டு. मेरी निजता मेरा हक is a music video featuring Perumal Murugan, Shital Sathay, Sofia Ashraf & T M Krishna. This music video is inspired by the 24 August 2017 judgement of the Supreme Court of India on the Right to Privacy. The judgement reminds us of the constitutional provisions guaranteeing our right to choose what we wear,…

Permanent Fire Cracker Ban

Permanent Fire Cracker Ban

  The Supreme Court has banned sale of fire crackers in Delhi NCR. The news item then narrates that many will lose jobs as they are employed by the fire cracker industry. 85 % of fire crackers are manufactured at Sivakasi in Tamil Nadu. As per the report, more than 3 lakhs employees are employed in making fire crackers…

Appointments of Chairperson & Members to NHRC Should be About Integrity, Independence & Commitment to Human Rights Protection

Appointments of Chairperson & Members to NHRC Should be About Integrity, Independence & Commitment to Human Rights Protection

  Since its formation following a statute in 1993, in response to international commitments, the NHRC has functioned as an institution falling short of the immense expectations from a population getting more and more aware of their rights and violations by state and non-state actors. From being called a toothless tiger to one that requires a…

“We are not liars”, Women to Supreme Court

“We are not liars”, Women to Supreme Court

“We oppose dilution of Section 498A”, “Violence is not a trivial issue” were slogans heard loud and clear at the Supreme Court of India on the morning of 31 July, 2017. A group of women’s organisations gathered to register their protest against the regressive judgment of Rajesh Sharma & Ors. v. State of UP and Anr. passed by Justice Adarsh…

‘In Manipur, everybody becomes a James Bond with a licence to kill’

‘In Manipur, everybody becomes a James Bond with a licence to kill’

Teesta Setalvad interviews Colin Gonsalves for Newsclick In this interview with Newsclick and Communalism Combat, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's July 8 verdict on encounter killings in Manipur. Gonsalves has been closely involved in cases relating to the excessive use of force against the people of Manipur, especially in connection…