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Law & Legal

"Judges Appointing Judges" A Propagated Myth- CJI Ramana

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

"Governments are expected and duty bound to create a secure environment so that the judges and judicial officers can function fearlessly," he said.

Judiciary Faces Perennial Problems, If Unsolved Will Haunt My Successors Too, Says CJI Ramana

Dec 26, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

He said there is a need to develop judicial infrastructure and it would result in more respect towards courts.

'Refrain From Fixing Marriage Age; It's Interference In Personal Liberty': AIMPLB To Centre

AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) has urged Centre to refrain from ‘useless and harmful laws’, after the Cabinet had last week approved a proposal to raise the minimum legal age of marriage for girls from 18 to 21 years.

CJI Ramana Rues Quite Low Representation Of Women In Judiciary

Dec 15, 2021 Outlook Web Desk

“This is why I had recommended last time for some form of uniform policy of reservation for girls for entry into law colleges across the country,” he said.

Delay In Publishing Of P Varavara Rao Poems Attributed To ‘Unfavourable Legal Opinion’

P Varavara Rao, the activist and poet is presently facing trial in the Bhima Koregaon case.

22 October, 2021

Ex J&K CM Mehbooba Takes Legal Recourse Against Satya Pal Malik Over ‘Defamatory’ Remarks

Outlook Web Desk

The former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has send a legal notice to erstwhile state’s Governor Satya Pal Malik over his alleged “defamatory” remarks against her.

02 October, 2021

Dying Declaration: Should Its Electronic Recording Be Made Mandatory?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

The dying declaration has always been disputed by the accused parties for its manipulation by the police even in the most sensational cases. The most recent one is the Hathras case.

14 September, 2021

West Bengal Advocate General Kishore Datta Resigns Citing 'Personal Reasons'

Outlook Web Desk

He is the fourth Advocate General from the Mamata government to take this step. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar accepted his resignation with immediate effect.

22 June, 2021

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Faces Jail Term In Campaign Financing Trial

Associated Press (AP)

Nicolas Sarkozy is accused of having spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros (USD 27.5 million) on a re-election bid that he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande.

19 April, 2021

Clause By Clause, Taking Liberties With Human Liberty

Radhika Chitkara

Among all our laws, Section 43D(2) of UAPA is arguably the most violative of principles of justice—it totally eclipses procedural fairness, and permits pre-trial incarceration up to 180 days

23 November, 2020

Explained: Is Kerala's New Law An Attack On Free Speech?

Outlook Web Bureau

Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Saturday gave his approval to the ordinance, which amended the Kerala Police Act


18 September, 2020

Yogi Adityanath Govt May Bring Ordinance To Restrict Religious Conversions


Last year, the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission had submitted a report to Yogi Adityanath, suggesting a new law to check forcible religious conversions.

09 September, 2020

Examining The Special Prosecution Needs Of Criminal Justice

Chitrakshi Jain

The office of prosecution is often neglected in conversations about criminal justice reform.

29 July, 2020

Is Criminal Law A Lost Cause In India?

Arindam Bharadwaj

We have come to the same junction and it is high time that we realise the importance of codification, revisit our laws and reform them.

03 June, 2020

Explained: How A Life Convict Is Granted Remission

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Jessica Lal Murder case convict, Manu Sharma, was released prematurely from the jail. Outlook explains the legal process for granting remission to a life convict.

13 February, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: Can Lower Court Issue Death Warrant Before SC Decides On 'Separate Hanging'?

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Legal experts say that even if the lower court fixes a date for hanging, the convicts cannot be executed until the Supreme Court concludes the hearing on the questions of separate hanging.

01 February, 2020

Nirbhaya Case: This Is How Convicts Can Delay Hanging Till March

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Keeping in mind legal remedies available to the four convicts, Outlook has analysed the maximum delay they can cause.


21 January, 2020

Bring An Ordinance To End Provision Of Mercy Petition: Nirbhaya's Father

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Nirbhaya's father says it was frustrating to see the rape convicts taking legal recourse to delay the execution.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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