Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicCriminal justice system

Topic: criminal justice system

India amended rape laws — forgot about police attitude, delayed action, humiliation in court

The 2012 Delhi gang rape case led to sweeping reforms in India's rape laws. About a decade later, victims' families say the justice system still makes them feel like they are on trial.

Why Indian justice system needs prosecutors to work with police during probe

A prosecutor is forced to proceed even if they believe the evidence collected by the police isn't sufficient. This hampers their ability to take the case to its logical end.

Recipe of India’s broken justice system — 4 mealworms in turmeric, 38 years, Supreme Court

There is no specific reason why anyone beyond a shopkeeper named Prem Chand and a few bureaucrats in Haryana might even know or care about this case but it tells a sad story.

Trial by camera — Why India’s inmates deserve justice, not technophobia of courts

The justice system can learn from universities that have held online exams and address issues of identification, confidentiality and document presentation.

Indian police academies need an upgrade, must go beyond old drill-based training

With home ministry ready to set up India’s first National Police University, it’s time to revisit how the officers are recruited, selected and trained.

Politicians, actors celebrate ‘encounter’ of 4 accused in Hyderabad vet’s rape-murder

From Mayawati to Hema Malini, there are many who cheered Telangana police action, but there are also some like Shashi Tharoor and Maneka Gandhi who cautioned against it.

How racist Indians accused American Preet Bharara of selling out & serving ‘White masters’

Prosecuting diplomat Devyani Khobragade opened Preet Bharara to charges of betraying his Indian roots, the former US Attorney writes in 'Doing Justice'.

Like Aarushi Talwar, no one killed Bibi Jagir Kaur’s daughter

The higher courts in both cases pointed out problems with trial court findings and reversed them.

I was sexually abused as a child. I don’t want a death penalty, I prefer healing for him

Instead of provisions for death penalty, it is restorative justice that needs to be built into the existing laws and implemented through a sensitised justice delivery system.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.


Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.