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Interview with Shreya Singhal; Second Year DU Law Student who made  ONLINE AZADI a reality

Interview with Shreya Singhal; Second Year DU Law Student who made ONLINE AZADI a reality

Section 66 (A) of IT Act, which allowed arrests for posting offensive content online, has finally come to an end. The credit for this victory goes to Shreya Singhal, who filed a PIL in the Supreme Court calling Section 66(A) of the Information Technology (IT) Act unconstitutional. She is a second year law student of Faculty of Law, DU and came back to India a few months ago after studying in UK for three years. She finished her schooling from the Vasant Valley School in Delhi, after which she spent the past three years studying astrophysics at Bristol University in the UK. In July, she came back to India and applied to law schools. Shreya firmly believes that, “the courts are the one …

For 66A, the 19(2) operated as AK 56 !!!

For 66A, the 19(2) operated as AK 56 !!!

Can anyone in any democracy imagine an expression crime without defaming or inciting a crime, affecting public order, decency or morality and devoid of mens rea? Section 66A was opposed not only to constitutionally guaranteed expression freedom but also to cardinal principles of criminal justice anywhere in the rule-of-law-governed states.  The offence created by Section 66A (of Information Technology Act 2000 as incorporated by amendment in 2008) has no proximate relation with any of the eight subject matters contained in Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India. The Union vehemently claimed that this Section can be supported under the heads of public order, defamation, incitement to …

Women’s Day Special: 15 Supreme Court judgments that made India a better place for women

Women’s Day Special: 15 Supreme Court judgments that made India a better place for women

“Women have served all these centuries as looking glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.” -Virginia Woolf, A Room of One's Own Women have always been considered as the weaker sections of the society, as the victims. They have been shown merely as characters in a man’s world. What they don’t realise is that women are leaders everywhere you look, from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Whatever glory belongs to the race for a development unprecedented in history for the given length of time, a full share belongs to the womanhood of the race …

Breaking; Two Judge Bench (SC) Lets off Rapist with the ‘sentence already undergone’ citing a Judgment which was held as ‘no longer a precedent’ by Three Judge Bench [Read Jt]

Breaking; Two Judge Bench (SC) Lets off Rapist with the ‘sentence already undergone’ citing a Judgment which was held as ‘no longer a precedent’ by Three Judge Bench [Read Jt]

A two Judge Bench of the Supreme Court in Ravindra Vs State of MP, while upholding the conviction of an accused in a Rape Case, sentenced him to the ‘sentence already undergone’ by reducing the mandatory minimum sentence for Rape. The Bench comprising of Justices M.Y.Eqbal and Pinaki Chandra Ghosh held that a rape convict can be awarded lesser punishment if courts find "adequate and special" reasons for doing so. For invoking the proviso to S.376 IPC which states “provided that the court may, for adequate and special reasons to be mentioned in the judgment, impose a sentence of imprisonment of either description for a term of less than ten years." , the Bench relied on Justice …

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