Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicIndian judiciary

Topic: indian judiciary

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.

Important to reach people of all sections, says CJI Ramana at NALSA awareness programme

CJI N.V. Ramana was speaking at valedictory ceremony of Pan India Legal Awareness and 0utreach Campaign organised by National Legal Services Authority. Event was launched on Gandhi Jayanti on 2 October.

I lost my children in Uphaar fire. There’s no justice if mothers like me are let down

The advanced age of the Ansals was considered while letting them buy their way out of a jail sentence. No one thought of the lives of my 17 and 13 year olds.

‘Justice now depends on technology,’ said SA Bobde. Indian judiciary has miles to go

Legal acumen doesn't translate to tech competence. We need adequate training to transit from paper briefs to screens.

Alarming gender disparity in judiciary: 4 women judges out of 33 in SC, 66 out of 627 in HCs

The count of 4 women judges in SC since 31 August 2021 is the highest ever. CJI Ramana has also said women have a right to 50% reservation in the judiciary.

Overstatement to say Indian judiciary can’t cope with caseload: CJI Ramana

Referring to projections that 45 million cases are pending in Indian courts, Chief Justice of India N V Ramana said one of the factors contributing to judicial delays is 'luxurious litigation'.

CJI Ramana wants diversity in Indian judiciary but several reasons stand in the way

While examining diversity across police, judiciary, prisons and legal aid, the India Justice Report 2020 points out that data for diversity among judges remains unavailable.

India’s higher judiciary lacks professional diversity. It’s now a monopoly of lawyer-judges

Of the first 25 Supreme Court judges, only three had any experience in subordinate judiciary. The collegium system has only deepened this professional homogeneity further.

Using AI tools in judicial process can improve justice delivery, but amplify biases: Report

Research paper by Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy notes that AI tools can increase administrative effectiveness & aid legal research, but also see judges not apply their minds as much.

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’.

On Camera

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Rajpath ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

India’s first republic is all but dead. We the people need to shape the second one

What we face today is not merely the result of an unscrupulous political force that has hijacked India. We are not victims of a bad accident.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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