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Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
Thus far, the Supreme Court's denunciations of custodial torture have had little effect. The 113th report of the Law Commission had recommended suitable amendments to the Indian Evidence Act of 1872...
It was incorrect for the government to appoint a former director of the Central Bureau of Investigation as a member of the National Human Rights Commission. The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition...
The crackdown on the press in Jammu and Kashmir, of which the harassment faced by Greater Kashmir is only an instance, makes up the latest attempt by security agencies to ?neutralise overground...
The Indian Constitution does not guarantee the right to privacy as a fundamental right. However, the Supreme Court, in two recent rulings, has included the right to privacy within the ambit of the...
The bill intended by the UPA government as a replacement for POTA retains some of the bad features of the repealed legislation. Moreover, in some major ways, as in the onus placed on organisations...
The Indian Constitution assigns matters of legislation related to 'theatres and dramatic performances' exclusively to state governments; this function, in some instances, has been delegated to the...
In September 1996, a Bench of the Supreme Court quashed 15 scandalous allotments of petrol pumps by Satish Sharma, then minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, and ordered him to pay...
There is in law a recognised tort of 'misfeasance in public offices which could be used to file charges against those who were in office at the time of the Gujarat riots.
Both, India and Pakistan have adhered to the 1980 Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons, which may be deemed to be excessively injurious or to have indiscriminate effects. But neither has signed...
The Supreme Court's sharp comments on custodial violence, torture and abuse of police power delivered some months ago demand serious attention. But clearly, they appear to have had little effect...
The disappearance of large numbers of persons in Kashmir, what the UN Declaration on the subject terms as 'enforced disappearance', is a matter of national shame. However, it has not evoked much...
The recent report of John Stevens, commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service in UK, has exposed the security forces' collusion with renegade militant bodies in Northern Ireland. The report is...

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