Challenges in implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in true letter and spirit

Nikita Kaushik, Zheva Kaushik “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” -- Harold. S. Hulbert, Child Psychiatrist We all know that children are the real assets of any Nation. That being said, all children must be provided with a safe and healthy environment for them to become ideal citizens of our country. … Continue reading Challenges in implementation of Juvenile Justice Act in true letter and spirit

Representation initiate proceedings against Sudarshan TV under the Companies Act, 2013

By Venkatesh Nayak* I am sharing with you a copy of the representation I have recently submitted along with renowned academic and public intellectual - Prof. Jagdeep Chhokar, to The Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India with cc to The Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India, urging the initiation of appropriate … Continue reading Representation initiate proceedings against Sudarshan TV under the Companies Act, 2013

Preventing fraud in CSR ventures should be non-negotiable

By Kasmin Fernandes* The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has made an internal CSR committee mandatory for every company spending on corporate social responsibility (CSR) in India. Such a committee comprising Board members and top executives monitors the CSR policy and calculates risk. However, fraud and unethical spending by external agencies and the internal team could … Continue reading Preventing fraud in CSR ventures should be non-negotiable

Crime, justice and capitalism: Justifying violence on moral grounds

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak* The right-wing henchmen and their liberal brethren provide moral justifications for extra judicial deaths during colonial plunders and imperialist wars. From Iraq wars to the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and from honour killings to domestic violence, police encounters, and custodial deaths around the world are part of the same genealogy, … Continue reading Crime, justice and capitalism: Justifying violence on moral grounds

Vikash Dubey encounter: Portrayed as instant justice, vernacular media stoops to a new low

By Abhay Kumar* While covering the encounter of the gangster Vikas Dubey by Uttar Pradesh (UP) police, the mainstream Indian media – particularly Hindi newspapers – appears to have condoned the extra-judicial killing. They have again failed to act as a defender of civil rights. The diseased, Dubey’s, criminal life spanned 30 years. He has … Continue reading Vikash Dubey encounter: Portrayed as instant justice, vernacular media stoops to a new low

Bhima Koregaon case: Under the pretext of creating communal disharmony and inciting violence

Background note on facts and timeline of the Bhima Koregaon case amidst reports that one of the accused, Varavara Rao, 80, is  very sick in Taloja Jail, and yet he is not letting him out because of pressure from the National Investigation Agency, which is against all jurisprudence: Bhima Koregaon, a small village with historical … Continue reading Bhima Koregaon case: Under the pretext of creating communal disharmony and inciting violence

Application by broiler farmers: Do not sanction culling of poultry birds in Vadodara

Representation by advocate NM Kapadia to the Gujarat chief minister, the agriculture and animal husbandry secretary, Vadodara police commissioner Vadodara district collector, animal husbandry director, for not sanctioning the culling of poultry birds in Vadodara following the application of the Boiler Farmers for culling 15,00,000 poultry birds in Vadodara: Under the instructions of my client … Continue reading Application by broiler farmers: Do not sanction culling of poultry birds in Vadodara