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Is Social Justice fading ?

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Is Social Justice fading ?

The word social justice means fair play. Our Indian society has been striving for ages to ensure equity and justice. But the saddest part is that Justice is becoming scarcer with every passing year. The coming years is holding little hope of restoring social injustice in the country. The Constitution does not differentiate between people […]

Kandhamal : Justice miscarried? Questions raised!

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Kandhamal : Justice miscarried? Questions raised!

Bhubhaneshwar, Orissa (Odisha): Two of seven Indian Christians who have spent nearly a decade in prison – convicted of murdering a Hindu leader whose death sparked the worst case of anti-Christian violence in India’s history – were granted temporary parole over the Christmas period to spend time with their families. Evidence seems to be mounting […]

Manmohan Singh blameless, CBI playing games, says Court

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Manmohan Singh blameless, CBI playing games, says Court

New Delhi, Dec 21 : The former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had been deliberately misled by officials, a special court has decided, while pulling up the CBI for trying to implicate the former prime minister in the 2G fiasco , ‘as their submissions were based on conjectures and speculations alone’. Senior officials at the office […]

Remove Mosque from Court Premises : HC

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Remove Mosque from Court Premises : HC

Lucknow: Allahabad High Court has directed the removal of a  58 year old mosque called ‘Waqf Masjid High Court’ from its premises within three months for encroachment and asked the state government to delete the words “high court” from the name in all documents. The court directed its registrar-general to ensure that in future, no […]

Will Cancer claim China’s jailed Nobel Man of Peace?

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Will Cancer claim China’s jailed Nobel Man of Peace?

Beijing, Jun 27:  China’s jailed Nobel laureate, granted medical parole for treatment of liver cancer, is receiving medical treatment from eight renowned cancer specialists in the country, prison officials said. Liu, 61, was sentenced to 11 years in jail on December, 2009 by a court in Beijing for engaging in activities designed to overthrow the […]

VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

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VHP affiliated trouble makers on the prowl in MP

The rise of so-called fringe groups whose sole agenda seems to harass the minorities is on the rise in Madhya Pradesh. Members of Matrushakti, a female wing of the VHP, and Bajrang Dal (responsible for the gruesome burning alive of the Australian national Graham Staines and his two small sons in Orissa(Odisha) a decade or […]

Since JJ Act says Juvenile cannot be arrested, no anticipatory bail

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Since JJ Act says Juvenile cannot be arrested, no anticipatory bail

Chennai: The Madras High Court has ruled that a juvenile accused of committing a crime cannot be arrested and this legal position obviates the need for them to seek anticipatory bail. The ruling was given by a division bench of justices S Nagamuthu and Anita Sumanth, which had been tasked by the then Chief Justice […]

Punjab Farmer wins Train in legal battle with Railways!

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Punjab Farmer wins Train in legal battle with Railways!

The railways ignored this farmer’s pleas for compensation for land they acquired for railway tracks, , and now they are alert because  a court has awarded him a train! He’s the third farmer to be awarded a train … surprised?, well read on… A Ludhiana farmer’s battle for proper compensation for land seized to build a […]

Justice isn’t blind, the Court doesn’t wear blinkers!

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Justice isn’t blind, the Court doesn’t wear blinkers!

New Delhi: “Justice is not blind and nor do the courts wear blinkers,” Delhi High Court has said while coming down hard on a man for keeping his 94-year-old mother “out of her own home” for 16 years by engaging her in litigation over possession of the house built by her. While imposing costs of […]

South Asia should criminalize ‘Enforced Disappearances’

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South Asia should criminalize ‘Enforced Disappearances’

The International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) held a Conference on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances in South Asia on the eve of the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (30 August). Lawyers and activists who attended the conference called on South Asian States to immediately criminalize […]