Media: Judge, Jury and Executioner

It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, then we can no longer hear the truth at all. What can we do then? – Valery Legosav, Chernobyl (2019) Jaideep Ahlawat as Hathi Ram Chaudhury in the critically acclaimed series Paataal Lok rambles on toContinue reading “Media: Judge, Jury and Executioner”

An Overview of Virtual / E-Courts

Over 3 million cases are pending in high courts and around 26 million cases in district courts and the number of judges available are very few in order to deal with the cases. Each day thousands of cases are filed in these courts which increases the burden of the courts and also the cost toContinue reading “An Overview of Virtual / E-Courts”

Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making

In India, the successful functioning of Indian Judiciary over the years that fall fundamentally within the legislation raises some real and noticeable concerns such as ‘Judicial Activism.’ Similarly, this part of ‘Judicial Activism’ holds the distance from being a true field among others since the law made by the judge has got enormous recognition throughoutContinue reading “Importance of Judicial Role in Law Making”

The Principles of Natural Justice and their Importance

As children, many times, we were told stories of Kings and their great empires and how they would solve a dispute. The King and his court would be the ones to hear the dispute. He would also be unbiased, as he would be solving a dispute amongst his subjects. He would then give a decisionContinue reading “The Principles of Natural Justice and their Importance”

The Judgement on Adultery – Joseph Shine v. UOI

“When reason of law ceases, the law itself also ceases” The Supreme Court of India in its judgment dated 27 September, 2018 struck down the pre-constitutional provision of adultery (Section 497) from the Indian Penal Code (hereinafter referred to as IPC). What is Adultery? In simple terms, Adultery refers to voluntary sexual intercourse by aContinue reading “The Judgement on Adultery – Joseph Shine v. UOI”