Tuesday, 17 May, 2022
TopicHabeas Corpus

Topic: Habeas Corpus

Delhi HC dismisses illegal detention plea of Gulfisha Fatima in Delhi riots case

The court said the petition is completely misplaced and not maintainable and the writ of habeas corpus would not lie in respect of a person who is in judicial custody.

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.

99% habeas corpus pleas filed in J&K since Article 370 move are pending, HC Bar tells CJI

In letter to CJI, Bar association says almost 13,000 people from Valley arrested under J&K Criminal Procedure Code and hundreds booked under PSA after 5 August 2019.

Supreme Court stays Aarey felling: Is it prioritising trees over Kashmir & civil liberties?

The Supreme Court Monday stayed the cutting of trees in Aarey for Mumbai metro. The SC order came on a PIL filed as a letter by a law student Sunday.

Many in J&K being unlawfully held: Shah Faesal withdraws challenge to his detention

Politician Shah Faesal's wife had filed a habeas corpus, alleging that the former IAS officer was being illegally detained since 14 August.

Shah Faesal withdraws habeas corpus plea challenging detention from Delhi HC

The former IAS officer's petition alleged that he was illegally detained at the Delhi airport on 14 August and taken back to Srinagar.

Supreme Court on Kashmir habeas corpus pleas has been found wanting

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Supreme Court’s handling of Kashmir habeas corpus more worrisome than Modi govt’s clampdown

By putting conditions on Sitaram Yechury’s visit to meet his ailing CPI(M) colleague in Kashmir, wasn’t the Supreme Court breaching its mandate?

Why an SC judge’s dissent 43 years ago is relevant to Kashmir clampdown today

While 4 SC judges said fundamental rights were suspended during Emergency, Justice H.R. Khanna held that life & liberty can’t be at the Executive’s mercy.

Decoding Habeas Corpus, the petition that allowed Jamia student & Yechury to visit J&K

The basis of a habeas corpus petition is that it is associated with urgency. It is filed under Article 32, which is invoked only when fundamental rights are at stake.

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Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

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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.