Civil Liberties

Civil Liberties
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...
We need a wider perspective on our anti-terrorism laws which comparison with similar laws elsewhere alone can provide.
Since its offensive against terror began, Guantanamo Bay has been used by the US to detain prisoners and suspected terrorists, denying them all the well-established human rights, specifically the...
When the executive refuses to issue the notification announcing the date a particular law passed by the legislature comes into force, the judiciary is well within its powers to intervene. Yet, there...

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