Sunday, 22 May, 2022
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Topic: Judiciary

‘We are more, we are equal’: Story of Syed Mahmood, colonial India’s first Muslim HC judge

In ‘Syed Mahmood: Colonial India’s Dissenting Judge’, Mohammad Nasir and Samreen Ahmed chronicle how India’s first Muslim judge left an Eastern mark on the Western world.

Pakistanis relieved Noor Mukadam’s killer got death, unlike Qandeel Baloch case

Author Salman Rashid said he is convinced Jaffer will walk free because of the wealth and tremendous influence his family has in Pakistan.

Pakistani society will keep falling in on itself, acquittal of Qandeel Baloch’s killer shows

Some societies give themselves away: at the heart of the Qandeel outrage wasn’t character; it was class.

Discipline can’t override justice. India needs independent prosecution within military

In 'March to Justice', Navdeep Singh says military justice can be improved with independent trials. But India has none of it.

Allahabad HC saying forced oral sex ‘less serious’ shows obsession with brutality in sexual offences

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

President Kovind calls upon judges to ‘exercise utmost discretion’ inside courtroom

Addressing a Constitution Day valedictory function, Kovind said in Indian tradition, judges are imagined as model of rectitude more akin to 'sthitpragya' (a person of steady wisdom).

Saqib Nisar’s audio clip has Imran Khan cornered. Pakistanis don’t know who to trust

An audio clip of Nisar purportedly instructing former PM Sharif and his daughter to be put in jail has been made public and Pakistanis are enraged.

After policemen attack Bihar judge in office, furious Patna HC asks DGP to file report

Two police personnel allegedly attacked Additional District and Sessions Judge Avinash Kumar after he made adverse remarks about police in the state and Madhubani district.

What is NJIC? Agency to monitor infrastructure development in trial courts, proposed by CJI

CJI N.V. Ramana had proposed the National Judicial Infrastructure Corporation in March this year to develop judicial infrastructure in trial courts.

How can landmark laws fail? Just look at how high courts resist RTI

High courts’ rules on RTI act as barriers for information, defeat the law’s purpose.

On Camera

YourTurn

Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

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

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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