Wednesday, 26 January, 2022

Topic: Justice

A square turner is as fair as a green top. No place for whining in Test cricket

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Indian judges are overburdened, looking after legal aid shouldn’t be on their plate too

The Indian judiciary is handling more than 30 million pending cases. As a result, administration of legal aid receives scant attention & is poorly managed.

In India, the Supreme Court’s problem is not only judicial overreach but also underreach

Today, the judiciary is often doing with impunity what the executive could not or can never do, since it is answerable to the people.

After Sajjan Kumar conviction, everyone has become an expert on Sikh trauma

Any half-baked attempt at telling Sikhs that we have been ‘gifted’ justice is just another insulting consolation.

Hashimpura verdict exposes India’s criminal justice system

Lapses and gaps in the investigation process covered all aspects of the Hashimpura case.

Angry about Kathua and Unnao? Here are 9 things you can do right away

This list will help us be much more mindful of what we’re saying and doing, and hold our personal politics accountable.

Women with disability face higher risk of sexual violence & lower access to justice in India

There is very little understanding of the autonomy and agency of women who live with disability, among the police, doctors and even judges.  

14 states still don’t have a single fast-track court for crimes against women and children

As per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, the Centre had proposed setting up 1,800 fast track courts at a cost of Rs 4,144 crore.

Talk Point: Levels of impunity enjoyed by perpetrators are alarming

No matter how good the law is, it is doomed to remain on paper if unaccompanied by public education, behavioural change and enforement of rule of law.

Talk Point: We need a mechanism to root out false rape cases, without any compromise

Chargesheeting rate in rape cases is high. Conviction rate has, however, gone down post-Nirbhaya incident. If stricter laws were a solution, we should have had a better situation.

On Camera


Badhaai Do poster | Zee Studios

Badhaai Do shows a lavender marriage. It hurts LGBT+ fight in post-377 India

‘Badhaai Do’ starring Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar shows a gay man marrying a lesbian woman to get their families off their backs.
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.


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.