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Strict Stand against Encounters: Machil Fake Encounter an example of Swift Court Martial

Strict Stand against Encounters: Machil Fake Encounter an example of Swift Court Martial

Earlier this year, 17 Uttarakhand police officers were awarded life imprisonment in the fake encounter of Ranbir Singh, 22 year old MBA graduate in a jungle near Dehradun, in 2009. Read the Live Law story here. Also this year, the Supreme Court of India, issued 16 Guidelines to be followed in the matters of investigating police encounters in the cases of death as the standard procedure for thorough, effective and independent investigation. Read the Live Law story here In the recent court martial in the Machil fake encounter case, the Armyconvicted five soldiers for shooting and killing three men in a ‘fake encounter’ Machil, Jammu and Kashmir, in 2010. The court-martial sentenced the …

Breaking; US-based Intellectual Property Owners’ Association to meet Indian judiciary and patent officials; accused of lobbying [Read the Petition]

Breaking; US-based Intellectual Property Owners’ Association to meet Indian judiciary and patent officials; accused of lobbying [Read the Petition]

In a letter, addressed to Chief Justice of India H.L. Dattu, Chief Justice of Delhi G. Rohini and Chairman of Intellectual Property Appellate Board Justice K.N. Basha, the “Campaign for Affordable Trastuzumab”, has put forward its concerns regarding the Intellectual Property Association’s scheduled meetings with the IPAB and the Delhi High Court. It alleged that these meetings are “blatant attempts to influence the judicial outcomes in cases relating to drug patent disputes that are currently before the courts.” The letter says that IPAB will soon be hearing appeals from some IPOA member companies against the rejection of their patent applications by the Indian Patent …

The Judicial Conscience of India, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer turns 100

The Judicial Conscience of India, Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer turns 100

Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer, the man who is considered as the “judicial conscience of India”, the one responsible for “humanizing law in India”, turned 100 this month, achieving milestones and setting new ones, throughout the journey. Our country has had several intellectually enlightening judges. Their opinion and insight has sculptured the progression of justice in the country. But Justice Krishna Iyer’s opinions travel far beyond mere expansion of the legal mind. It beseeches influences and stirs our conscience to be better human beings. In this sterling excellence, Justice Krishna Iyer stands tall and alone. Justice Krishna Iyer was born on November 15, 1915, and his birth …

Sex work with dignity: Two sides to the debate

Sex work with dignity: Two sides to the debate

The debate today revolves around legalization of sex work. But how did India get to this debate? Consider the following a refresher- What is the current situation and how we got here: The Law: The primary law dealing with the status of sex workers was the Immoral Traffic (Suppression) Act (SITA) 1956. This was amended and the current law is the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act (ITPA) 1986. The ITPA regulating sex work can at best be described as ambiguous. On the one hand sex work has neither been given the status of a crime nor has it been left free from criminal prosecution. The lawmakers viewed the women engaged in sex work as victims and hence did not want to penalize them. …

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