Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Decriminalisation

Fines, not jail time – how Modi govt aims to make environment laws ‘tougher’

Govt last week released consultation papers seeking to decriminalise violations under 3 environment laws. Experts say criminal liability hasn't been effective in curbing violations.

Declare criminal past of your candidates’ — Full text of SC order to political parties

The apex court said that politics parties publishing details of criminal background of their candidates in public will make the voter's 'right of information' more effective.

Supreme Court washes hands off MPs law, and Afghanistan ties up with India

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.

Supreme Court’s nearly 500-page order on Sec 377: Are India’s judges most erudite or too verbose?

It took the Supreme Court nearly 500 pages to decriminalise homosexuality in the Section 377 verdict. The judges quoted heavily from Shakespeare, John Stuart...

Section 377 verdict: Is political class passing the buck of simple decisions to courts?

The Supreme Court has struck down the contentious Section 377, which criminalised “unnatural sex”. In a victory for the LGBTQ community, the court said, “Section...

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.