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Rhea Chakraborty deserved bail in the drugs case and it’s reassuring to note the Bombay High Court virtually trashed all charges against her while granting it. The order is a strong rap on the knuckles of NCB. And well-deserved, because its charges against Rhea were a mockery of law.

SC Shaheen Bagh order rightly indicts Delhi, central govts. Not court’s job to tackle protests

Supreme Court’s Shaheen Bagh judgment is right to call for a fine balance between the right to protest and blocking public space. It’s also a strong indictment of Delhi and central governments that failed to engage with anti-CAA protesters. It isn’t the court’s job to tackle protests in a democracy.

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  1. Here comes twist in situation. All tables turned. Media can do anything and everything. There is nothing called truth. Truth is what media says and media says what politicians wants them to say. So let’s forget about SSR. His truth will never come out. May his soul rest in peace. We people need to get back on our feet after this padeamic on our own. Media or Politician are not coming to help us.

  2. The learned Judge has followed the scheme of the Act. A world of difference between a consumer of a psychotropic substance, who should go to rehab, and the economic criminals who ruin millions of lives, running the cartels. The fact that RC had bought the substance for SSR, not herself, ought to have been considered. More tellingly, which should have forestalled her arrest, the fact that no physical seizure had been made. 2. It would have been better not to mix up a drive to target substance abuse in Bollywood with the investigation into SSR’s suicide / homicide. In fact, there is a global shift to legalisation of milder substances, which have traditionally been consumed in India for centuries. If the government felt drug abuse had reached dangerous proportions and that a major crackdown was warranted, it should have done so, accompanied by a public awareness campaign.

  3. True. However, one does get an impression that the honourable apex court is now taking a more mild approach in the eternal tension between citizen and state, more deferential to authority.


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