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CBP Srivastava

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Time to audit performance and efficacy of POCSO Act

India has about 40 per cent population of children below 18 years of age and according to studies, about 53 per cent of them have been sexually offended.

Jan 28, 2018 - 12:38 PM IST

Is questioning independence of a constitutional body itself not unconstitutional?

The recent decision by the Election Commission to disqualify 21 MLAs of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi has raised serious questions about conflict of interests and degradation of politic

Jan 21, 2018 - 11:40 AM IST

Execution of convicts: Let them die in peace and not in pain

In a response to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking abolition of executing death row convict by hanging the Supreme Court recently held that it was the prerogative of the Government to deci

Jan 14, 2018 - 10:18 AM IST

New directives to prevent misuse of Section 498-A, which aims to tackle dowry death

The Supreme Court while hearing a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in Rajesh Sharma vs. State of UP 2017 has provided safeguards against alleged misuse of Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

Jan 7, 2018 - 12:15 PM IST

Viewing Uniform Civil Code through a post-democratic prism

In a democratic, constitutionalist and enlightened constitution like ours, the state is obliged to treat its citizens equally, irrespective of religion, race, caste, sex etc., in order to ensure th

Dec 31, 2017 - 01:36 PM IST

Revisiting the Constitutional validity of Article 35-A

Drawing strength from Article 370 (1)(d) of the Constitution of India, Article 35-A was inserted by the Constitution (Application to Jammu and Kashmir) Order, 1954.

Dec 27, 2017 - 09:05 PM IST