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OPINION | How About Including Citizens In Criminal Justice System? The Jury System Can Be Very Educative

OPINION | How About Including Citizens In Criminal Justice System? The Jury System Can Be Very Educative

India is no stranger to the jury system. Inclusion of laypersons through jury trials can bolster faith and participation in the criminal justice system, argues Prashant Reddy T and Vaidehi Misra

13 December 2019
OPINION | Fear Of Law Has Evaporated As Cases Of Lynching Have Become Regular And Brazen

OPINION | Fear Of Law Has Evaporated As Cases Of Lynching Have Become Regular And Brazen

Killings in police encounters affect the credibility of the rule of the law and the administration of criminal justice, says former Supreme Court judge KTS...

14 December 2019

Nirbhaya Case: How Convicts And Courts Contributed To Delay Justice

From delay in constituting Supreme Court bench to not filing curative petitions, read how almost everyone is responsible for Nirbhaya case delay.

Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?

Hyderabad Encounter: Has India Become A Khap Panchayat Of Bloodthirsty Citizens?

In a country where 90 rapes are reported every day and extrajudicial killings rarely shock people, the gunning down of the Hyderabad rape suspects only hints...

13 December 2019

Supreme Court Forms Panel To Probe Telangana Rape-Murder Accused Killings

The panel will complete the inquiry in six months and the chairman of the commission will fix the first date hearing at Hyderabad.

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09 December 2019
Telangana HC To Hear Encounter Case Of 4 Rape-Murder Accused Today

Telangana HC To Hear Encounter Case Of 4 Rape-Murder Accused Today

The High Court had ordered that the body of the four accused of the brutal gang rape and murder of the woman veterinarian should be preserved by the state...


06 December 2019
Police Kill All Accused In Telangana Rape-Murder Case; Some Shower Flowers, Others Raise Questions

Police Kill All Accused In Telangana Rape-Murder Case; Some Shower Flowers, Others Raise Questions

In the wee hours of Friday, the Telangana police killed all the four accused in the rape and murder of a 26-year-old female veterinarian.


06 December 2019
Child Rape Convicts Should Not Have Right To File Mercy Petition: President Kovind

Child Rape Convicts Should Not Have Right To File Mercy Petition: President Kovind

President Kovind said every parent and citizen must strengthen among boys the sense of respect towards women.


06 December 2019
NHRC Has Rarely Unearthed The Truth. Will It Be Different In Telangana?

NHRC Has Rarely Unearthed The Truth. Will It Be Different In Telangana?

In most cases, a notice or ruling by the National Human Rights Commission is not paid heed to.


06 December 2019
'Law Has Done Its Duty': Telangana Police On Killing Rape-Murder Accused

'Law Has Done Its Duty': Telangana Police On Killing Rape-Murder Accused

The Police said its personnel resorted to 'retaliatory' firing after two of the accused opened fire at police after snatching weapons from them.


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06 December 2019
'Law Violated, Fake Encounter': Lawyers, Activists Raise Questions Over Killing Of Telangana Rape-Murder Accused

'Law Violated, Fake Encounter': Lawyers, Activists Raise Questions Over Killing Of Telangana Rape-Murder Accused

'The police themselves are acting like investigator, judge and jury', says a woman rights activist on the police encounter of four rape-murder accused.


06 December 2019
'Matter Of Concern': NHRC Orders Probe Into Killing Of Rape Accused In Telangana

'Matter Of Concern': NHRC Orders Probe Into Killing Of Rape Accused In Telangana

The National Human Rights Commission said the encounter early morning on Friday is a matter of concern.


06 December 2019
Uncannily Similar: Telangana Rape Accused Killings Reminiscent Of 2018 Warangal Encounter

Uncannily Similar: Telangana Rape Accused Killings Reminiscent Of 2018 Warangal Encounter

Friday's killings reminded the people of an encounter in which three people, who allegedly threw acid on two girl students in 2008, were killed.


06 December 2019
Open Letter | Is This The Justice You Wanted, Ms Bachchan?

Open Letter | Is This The Justice You Wanted, Ms Bachchan?

An open letter to Rajya Sabha MP Jaya Bachchan who in the Parliament said that rapists should be "brought out in public and lynched".


06 December 2019
'It's Worrisome That People Have Lost Faith In The Justice System: Kejriwal On T'gana  Encounter

'It's Worrisome That People Have Lost Faith In The Justice System: Kejriwal On T'gana Encounter

'It is also something to be worried about, the way people have lost their faith in the criminal justice system. Together all the governments will have to take...


06 December 2019
‘If The British Behaved Like Hyderabad Police, They Would Have Shot Bhagat Singh In Encounter’

‘If The British Behaved Like Hyderabad Police, They Would Have Shot Bhagat Singh In Encounter’

It’s when people start feeling they won’t get justice from the courts that they look up to the police in desperation


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06 December 2019
People Hail Encounter Death Of 4 Rape Accused In Telangana

People Hail Encounter Death Of 4 Rape Accused In Telangana

A section of people reached the 'encounter' site and congratulated the police and raised slogans in favour of them like 'Telangana police zindabad' and "We got...


06 December 2019
'What's The Point Of Courts, Law': Politicians Divided Over Telangana Encounter

'What's The Point Of Courts, Law': Politicians Divided Over Telangana Encounter

Maneka Gandhi, Kejriwal raise questions about role of law while most others celebrate.


06 December 2019
'Happy With Punishment': Nirbhaya's Parents Back Telangana Cops After 'Encounter' Of 4 Rape Accused

'Happy With Punishment': Nirbhaya's Parents Back Telangana Cops After 'Encounter' Of 4 Rape Accused

The mother of Nirbhaya, the 23-year-old paramedic student who died days after being gang raped in December 2012, appealed to authorities to not punish the...


06 December 2019
4 Accused In Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case Killed In Police Encounter

4 Accused In Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case Killed In Police Encounter

The encounter took place when the accused tried to escape while being taken to the crime spot, claim police.


07 December 2019
1200% Rise In Sexual Assaults, But Who Cares? Even Af, Pak Are Safer Than India For Women

1200% Rise In Sexual Assaults, But Who Cares? Even Af, Pak Are Safer Than India For Women

Women’s security has become a political issue and an election slogan in India. But not much has changed in a country considered among the most unsafe in the...


04 December 2019
Notice Issued To Centre On Plea Against Media Houses For Revealing Hyderabad Rape Victim's Name

Notice Issued To Centre On Plea Against Media Houses For Revealing Hyderabad Rape Victim's Name

The plea has sought action against media houses and individuals who have revealed the identity of the rape victim.


02 December 2019
Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case: Venkaiah Naidu Backs Change In Mercy Petition Law

Telangana Vet Rape-Murder Case: Venkaiah Naidu Backs Change In Mercy Petition Law

Naidu was speaking after MPs expressed outrage over the rising incidents of crime against women. He said framing of laws will not suffice and all will have to...


02 December 2019
'Unlike Us', Telangana Vet Should Get Justice Sooner: Nirbhaya's Mother

'Unlike Us', Telangana Vet Should Get Justice Sooner: Nirbhaya's Mother

She urged the administration to reflect on why such rape and murder incidents keep happening.


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