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Don’t just question police for custodial killings of Jayaraj-Bennix. Courts also responsible

Jayaraj and Bennix would be alive today had the magistrate applied his mind and not acted mechanically while accepting the Tamil Nadu Police’s plea for remand.
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In 15 years, RTI has gone from Indian citizens’ most powerful tool to an Act on life support

Chief Information Commission and its state counterparts have an unwritten rule about not penalising erring public information officers who discourage RTI applicants.
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Indian citizens and media have been terrorised enough with sedition. SC must end it now

Journalist Vinod Dua’s petition is an opportunity for the Supreme Court clearly tell police and lower courts what constitutes sedition and how to deal with defamation cases.
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Supreme Court defers hearing on DMK’s plea seeking disqualification of 11 AIADMK MLAs

The plea has sought a direction to hold the deliberate action of the Speaker in not deciding the disqualification petition as arbitrary and violative.
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Plea in Supreme Court seeks mechanism to check content spreading hatred on Twitter

The petition filed by BJP's Vinit Goenka sought a law that can initiate action against Twitter for willfully abetting and promoting anti-India tweets and penalize them
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SC single bench on bail pleas must lead to speedy justice for Safoora Zargar, Sudha Bharadwaj

Supreme Court's move to let single judge benches hear bail pleas must not end up like govt pronouncements – good to read about but with little impact on citizens' lives.
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Indian courts will have to prepare for a different kind of a Covid crisis

The massive disruption in trade and commerce will flood the already burdened courts with various Covid-19 induced cases. Is Indian judiciary ready?
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Start-ups and AI can rescue choked Indian courts

Reform to reduce the burden on Indian courts has been long overdue. The coronavirus pandemic has merely exacerbated the urgency to use technology.
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Overburdened Supreme Court can use Covid lockdown period to change Indian judiciary for good

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for Supreme Court to reassess how it plans to go about its functioning once this health crisis goes away.
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Corona is a wake up call for Indian courts. They aren’t equipped to function in a crisis

Just like Supreme Court, many high courts in India have said they will only take up urgent matters for hearing. What encompasses as urgent is not clear.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.