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‘Every matrimonial case exaggerated’ — Allahabad HC wants to curb ‘misuse’ of anti-dowry law

Justice Rahul Chaturvedi Monday issued guidelines to prevent 'misuse' of IPC Section 498A, including two-month 'cooling period' after FIR when husband and kin can't be arrested.

Orissa HC issues India’s 1st annual report on state courts, and the findings are grim

Report identifies factors behind high number of cases pending in state's courts, including docket explosion, uneven distribution of cases among district judges & operation of stay orders

‘Fiefdoms of individuals’: Why this lawyer is waging court battle to hold sports bodies accountable

Last week, petition by Rahul Mehra led Delhi HC to order stop to financial assistance to sports bodies that don’t adhere to national code. He blames successive governments for opacity.

SC has ordered Perarivalan release, but here’s why other 6 Rajiv convicts are still in jail

Convicts sought clemency from Tamil Nadu governor in 2015. Last month, SC questioned governor’s decision to send Perarivalan’s plea to President when he himself could take the call.

‘No reason to hold them back’ — how courts have become a support system for same-sex couples

In May, Kerala HC allowed lesbian couple Adhila Nassrin and Fathima Noora to live together despite family objections. Other court orders show wishes of same-sex partners being heeded too.

Judge, jury and social media trial — Why Johnny Depp lost libel suit in UK but won in US 

Johnny Depp-Amber Heard drama kept US on edge for weeks. ThePrint explains defamation laws in the UK and US and how social media swung the verdict in favour of the ‘Pirates’ star.

Rape not ‘ravishment’ — why courts should stop use of this archaic & patriarchal word

Judges across India often use 'ravished' or 'ravishment' as synonym for rape in judgments, despite its 'romantic connotations'. Word also used by a judge while discussing marital rape last month.

Stop funds to sports bodies that do not follow national sports code, Delhi HC tells central govt

Court hearing petition seeking compliance by national sports federations with 2014 Delhi HC judgment that declared the national sports code the law of the land for sports bodies.

As HC YouTube channels become a hit, SC panel plans exclusive platform to livestream courts

Supreme Court e-committee felt the need for a streaming platform after six HCs launched their own YouTube channels. But livestreaming of court proceedings likely to be voluntary.

‘Sex work not illegal? Should sex workers be arrested?’ 4 questions SC has asked Modi govt

In 2011, the SC dismissed the appeal of a man who was accused of murdering a sex worker. The case led to the court’s decade-long monitoring of efforts to rehabilitate sex workers.  

On Camera

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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