Justice Cannot Follow a Tough Act
- B.B Pande
The August 31 verdict of the Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) in the Delhi gang rape case, handing down a bare three-year custodial sentence to the juvenile member, has generated a fresh round of debate on the legality and desirability of juvenile justice itself: why should juveniles above 16 indulging in violent crimes not be treated as adult criminals? Why should juveniles who are privy to a heinous crime not be given the same punishment as others? Why should our juvenile justice law not follow the 1990s American society's ‘get tough with violent juveniles' approach? The debate has spilled over to visual and print media as well as the pending Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court ( Dr. Subramanian Swamy v. Raju , Member, JJB). Read More....
“Gross” Negligence for Criminal Action - By Anoop K. Kaushal
A.S.V. Narayanan Rao v. Ratnamala & Anr
Criminal Appeal No. 1433 of 2013 decided by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India on 13 th September, 2013.
Facts: The appeal arose out of an order dated 28 th October, 2010 in Criminal Petition No. 6506 of 2007 of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh that was filed praying that the proceedings initiated against the appellant before the XIV Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Hyderabad for the offence punishable under section 304A IPC be quashed. The said petition along with another similar petition by one of the co-accused was heard and disposed of by a common order (order in appeal). While the petition filed by the appellant was dismissed by the High Court, the other petition of the....Read More....
Rutgers School of Law, Newark
For 100 years, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, the first law school in New Jersey, has been a pioneer in legal education.
The goal of Rutgers School of Law–Newark is to produce lawyers who are well qualified for the legal profession as well as representative of all segments of the society. Law is practiced in a changing, dynamic environment, involving real people and current issues in society. . Read More.....
Editorial - Mr. Manish Arora
Being the most monstrous crime in the public memory, the December 16 Delhi Gangrape shook the nation, and raised a nation-wide furore. The four animals not only gangraped her, but also shoved an iron rod up her genitals and pulled her internal organs with their bare hands while she was alive and conscious. The chargesheet described the Juvenile offender as the most brutal of all. This Juvenile by a mere 6 months got the benefit of being ‘underage', and was sentenced to three years in correction home, which is the maximum he could be awarded under The Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2000, which inspired another round of public outcry. .Read More.....
Why are Indian women being attacked on social media?
- Hemant Gade
What does a top woman journalist do when she is threatened regularly with gang rape and stripping on Twitter?
And what when her teenage daughter's name and details of her class and school are tweeted too? "
“It was very disturbing. I didn't know what to do. So for a few days I had her picked up and dropped off to school in our car and not via public transport, because I was really scared,” says Sagarika Ghose, a well-known face of Indian television news, who anchors prime-time bulletins on CNN-IBN and writes for a leading newspaper.
On Twitter, she has more than 1,77,000 followers. .Read More.....