Angel Mary Aju

The Right to Private Defence in India

The Right to Private Defence in India

No act is an offense if it is done in the exercise of the right of private defense. Making use of force for the purpose of protecting one’s person or property is what we call acting in private defense. This right to protect oneself from physical harm is one of the basic rights recognized by…

Custodial Torture: A naked violation of human dignity

Custodial Torture: A naked violation of human dignity

In this era of globalization, anything that violates human rights is of crucial importance to the world at large. Custodial torture is considered to be the harshest form of human rights violation. This is because; here crime is being committed by the police, the protectors of law themselves. India is the biggest democracy in the…

SC says long adjournment ‘not justified’, asks HC to hear plea on March 6

SC says long adjournment ‘not justified’, asks HC to hear plea on March 6

The Supreme Court on Wednesday held that the decision of the Delhi high court to adjourn a petition seeking registration of FIRs against politicians who made hate speeches that may have instigated the Delhi riots, cannot be justified and directed the High Court to list the matter for Friday, urging it to explore the possibility…

Nirbhaya case: Court defers hanging of the 4 death row convicts once again

Nirbhaya case: Court defers hanging of the 4 death row convicts once again

The execution of the 4 convicts in the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder case which was scheduled for today has been deferred by a Delhi Court for the third time in six weeks. The court on March 2, deferred the hanging of the convicts in the Nirbhaya case till further order, pending disposal of convict Pawan…

Delhi HC issues notices on the plea seeking investigation into  the forces behind anti-CAA protests

Delhi HC issues notices on the plea seeking investigation into the forces behind anti-CAA protests

On Saturday, the High Court of Delhi issued notices in a plea seeking a probe by the national investigation agency (NIA) to investigate into the funding and sponsoring of Anti CAA protests. The petition was filed to find out the forces behind the protests in connection with the Citizenship amendment act, 2019. Ajay Gautam, the…

Petitions filed before Delhi HC against the election of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

Petitions filed before Delhi HC against the election of Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

On Thursday, two election petitions were filed before the Delhi high court challenging the victory of Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia in the recently held assembly elections. Pratap Chandra, the petitioner in both the election petitions had contested the polls against Kejriwal as well as Sisodia in their respective constituencies….

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

Nirbhaya case: SC defers hearing of Centre’s appeal for separate execution to March 5

The Supreme Court on 25th February deferred the hearing of the Centre’s plea to separately execute the death sentence of the four convicts in the Nirbhaya case, to March 5. “List the matters on March 5 at 3 pm,” a three Bench led by Justice R Banumathi said. The apex court had already made it clear…

HC grants permission to conduct Public Conference against CAA-NRC-NPR

HC grants permission to conduct Public Conference against CAA-NRC-NPR

‘Makkal Athikaram’, a social organization, has been permitted by the Madras  High Court to conduct a public conference called “Withdraw the Citizenship Amendment Act-National Register of Citizens-National Population Register, which destroy the Secularism and Basic Structure of the Constitution of India” on February 23rd 2020, at the Thenur Ulavar Santhai Corporation Ground, Trichy. When the…

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Death-row convict Vinay Sharma moves Election Commission for relief

Vinay Sharma, one of the four death-row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case, on Thursday, approached the election commission of India challenging the rejection of his mercy plea. Vinay Sharma challenged the government of Delhi, raising questions on the timing of the rejection of his mercy plea. Advocate A P Singh, Vinay’s Counsel,…

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

India fighting digital misinformation and online fake news

Spread of fake news through social media is a serious problem in the country today. We all come across fake news, misinformation or disinformation through videos, memes and through other such digital forms of communication almost on a daily basis. An important cause of the problem is that receivers believe anything sent to them over…

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